Leadership Tip of The Month
When things don't go our way we feel frustrated. It is a normal feeling. It is also futile and destructive.
It corrupts positive attitudes and hinders acheivement.
Successful people, like Colonel Sanders, learn to protect themselves from tumbling down frustration's slippery slope of negativity and reduced productivity.
1. Take responsibility! Don't blame others or circumstances for what happens to you. Setbacks and disappointments are opportunities to learn.
2. Set realistic expectations. If they are too high you set yourself up for frequent battles with frustration. An important rule of goal setting is that they be realistically high.
3. Strive for excellence, not perfection. If you focus on perfection you set yourself up for failure and you become afraid of taking risks.
4. Strengthen your positive attitude. Frustration cannot coexist with a positive attitude. Focusing on achieving your goal, and the rewards that follow, help you manage the "speed bumps" of frustrations in the road.
5. Use affirmations. Emotionally relive the positive moments of triumph from your past accomplishments. Success breeds success. Remembering your past success will boost your confidence, keep you focused on your goals, and help manage your frustrations.