Conscious ExcellenceMar 09, 2022
Do you ever catch yourself making the same mistakes over and over or reacting poorly in certain situations?
I sure do. And even the most well-intended and properly motivated difference-makers I know do too.
The fact is, most of the thoughts and actions that we experience are subconscious or unconscious habit responses. It's not our fault. It's how we're programmed.
What to do?
Here's a 3-step process to negotiate the inevitable outer and inner challenges in your daily difference-making.
- Notice - The first step is to bring your awareness to what's happening. This awakens consciousness and calls it in to help you process the situation.
- Name - Acknowledge what's happening as plainly as possible (no value judgments, adjectives, or adverbs). This helps you work the situation instead of letting it continue to work on you.
- Navigate - Now, you can reframe what's happening, unpack all your choices and then decide what to do next with greater integrity and intention.
What happens if you take a moment to notice, name, and navigate today's challenge opportunities? How might being more conscious make you a better difference-maker?
Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.
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