With today's 24/7 demands, our attention is divided and we're forced to focus on things that may not necessarily be what's important.
Control is one of our greatest illusions. Let's face it, even with all the information available, unexpected events often interfere with our plans and our best efforts to control an outcome or an event, and even ourselves. And what happens to us, to those around us, and to the teams and organizations we lead when things get disrupted?
For many of us, it depends on the day. There are times when we run into an obstacle and see it as an opportunity for creativity; a challenge that excites us. Then there are times when an obstacle throws us off balance, creates confusion and stress, and shows up in our actions. These reactions are often not productive, and it depends on our ability, on that day, in that moment, to regain focus quickly so we can respond with purpose and creativity.
Originally posted in "Source Points" Newsletter, Source Point Training, April 27, 2012