Friday 13 May 2016

You're the only one who can pierce your appreciation shield

"I hope I didn't offend you just then" said my client after an outburst of frustration in which he tried to blame me for the inaction of a colleague.

"I'm not offendable" I replied.

What followed was an intriguing conversation that ended with my client leaving with a renewed sense of personal accountability.

I shared with my client that inside myself I have an appreciation room and that we all have such a sacred place. And, I suggested to my client, our appreciation rooms are protected by a shield that is only penetrable if we allow it.

Inside our appreciation room is everything we are grateful for about ourselves - the one-of-a-kind human being that each of us is.

The next time you feel yourself being negatively affected by what someone else says, does, or doesn't say or do, go inside your appreciation room. With practice ill feelings pass. Eventually such feelings become non-existent.

I'm responsible for my intentions, feelings, thoughts, and behaviours (actions). I'm not responsible for yours. Your intentions, feelings, thoughts, and behaviours (actions) are entirely your business.

Be remarkable.

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"It's not what happens to you. It's what you do about it - W. Mitchell

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