a choice, just not a good one
By Marsha Petrie Sue, MBA
You choose. Stay focused and driven or loose your way. For me, there are four segments to review to understand and apply to drive your success.
Perception: This is your awareness to anything that typically originates through your senses; frames of reference developed through your experience, examples, parenting, culture, gender, geography, and more. Perception is the process of attaining awareness or understanding of sensory information.
Belief: In your view, is it true? This is what determines a “belief.” It is your opinion or conviction, and a state or habit of mind—as well as the confidence in the truth or existence of something. This means there doesn’t have to be “proof” that it is true. When someone learns a particular fact, it can become a belief.
A new way of thinking has become the necessary condition for responsible living and acting. If we maintain obsolete values and beliefs, a fragmented consciousness and self-centered spirit, we will continue to hold onto outdated goals and behaviors.
Dalai Lama – Head of the Dge-lugs-pa order of Tibetan Buddhists
Judgment: This describes the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions: the mental ability to understand and discriminate. “She has an eye for project management.”
Judgment is like elastic, it snaps back at you.
Action: This is the decision you make because of your perception, belief, and judgment; in other words, what you decide to “do.” Action results in an outcome or the final product, end result, or consequence. It’s the initiative you take to move forward and make change. Most people automatically react, because they have not learned how to respond.
Action is the antidote to despair.
Joan Baez, American singer and songwriter
So what are you going to do? Or better yet, what are you doing to make sure you are handling difficult work situations without going nuclear?