Robin Sharma, a leader in personal mastery, eloquently speaks of Leverage and in one word has transformed my attitude to bad days.
Leverage, defined as ‘To use for maximum advantage” has enabled me to now reframe a bad or unfavourable situation from:
Why ME ?
What can I learn from this ?
And now this isn’t easy and it takes a great deal of work but I can tell you that its work that’s worth doing. I have constructed a 3 step plan for myself every time something bad happens.
So what changed? Well I started writing these steps on the back of my hand to remind me and well to live life means to experience the bad with the good so the ‘bad’ was still there I just didn’t see it as ‘bad’ but an opportunity.
Have a read and do take a moment to comment, let me know what you think. I’m trying to patiently reinforce it with our boys and there is the challenge right there…
To ask an 11 year old to PAUSE and REFLECT and LEVERAGE before he clobbers his 7 year old brother for destroying his art work… ok work in progress. I’ll keep trying.
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