Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
"If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness."
~ Les Brown
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Opportunity Through Crisis?
There are two characters which compose the word "crisis" in Chinese: Danger and Opportunity. Although there is danger involved in every crisis, there is also opportunity.
Every crisis means opportunity -- even the crises that are whirling around your workplace today.
Today's Idea For Action is from the TQ Attitude Color: Look for the Best in Every Situation -- the Opportunity in Every Problem.
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Now, ask yourself the following three questions:
- What was your last crisis? If you had looked at it differently, what could have been the opportunity in it for you?
- What crisis is going on in your life right now that needs to become an opportunity?
- What blessing in disguise is a crisis presenting you with this week?
So, Just How Committed to High Achievement Are You?
Think about it. How well and how often do you actually do Attitude Factor 3E? (Look for the Best in Every Situation -- the Opportunity in Every Problem.) No question, this is a major driver of personal and professional success.
A high commitment (3E rated 8 or better) suggests that even in the middle of everything going wrong, and nothing going right, your reaction is to still look for the best you can salvage from the situation. You understand that not everything is going to work out exactly as you would like. When you're not happy with a situation, you rise above the circumstances and find a way to improve it. You can take numerous rejections without giving up. When you do not first succeed, you see it as a learning opportunity, and go out and do better next time.
A lack of commitment suggests you are someone who has few skills for getting through the tough times. You don't look for the silver linings during hard times. Instead, you tend to see what's wrong rather than what's right. Your first reaction is to judge people and situations from a negative or critical perspective. It takes you a long time to get over setbacks and rejections. When taken to the extreme, you see life as one big problem that you have to suffer through. When you do not first succeed, you usually just give up.
What happens when you do TQ Factor 3E more frequently?
You have more power. A mistake or a setback is a chance to do better the next time. You thrive on chaos.
You accumulate performance positives like "Optimistic, Undaunted and Hopeful" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.
What happens when you fail to consistently do TQ Factor 3E?
You have less power. Your only response to mistakes and setbacks is to try to suffer through them.
Negatives like "Pessimistic, Critical and Depressed" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.
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