MVP: Stay calm, it’s probably not as bad as you think.
There are probably people within your organization who excel at creating drama. They are people who have grown up in a chaotic environment and craziness is all they know. They aren’t bad people, but because they exist in continual craziness, calm and quiet feel strange and threatening. Life experiences have made it more comfortable to handle noise than handle quiet.
Maybe we are all like that to a certain degree, even if it is very small.
When leaders are living in the urgent zone, it is easy to mistake other people’s craziness for our own.
Next time you find yourself caught up in emotion, pause.
Ask yourself, “is this really an issue?”
Whether it is or isn’t, hang onto the pause and slow down.
There are very few things that are that big of a deal. Yes, all, or at least most, of what we do is important, but it doesn’t have to be chaotic and noisy.
Exhibit calmness, for yourself and for those around you.