Take a look at the situation that is happening and ask yourself: “How likely is what I say going to change it? “
By Carol Rickard
I’d just sat down in my seat on the plane when the young woman in front of
me turned around and angrily said:
“You’re pushing something in to my area.”
Actually, I was simply placing my bag under the seat in front of me like I
had done on the way down!
I told her: “Yes, I am putting my bag under the seat where it belongs.”
When she repeated the statement, I moved my bag a little more towards me & hoped the stewardess didn’t make me push it further under the seat.
It was going to be a two hour flight, so I’d brought some work with me to review.
I had a new holiday stress workshop I was giving the next day & I wanted to do a great job.
We were about half way, when all of a sudden my concentration was broken by very loud voices coming from the seat in front of me.
It took me a moment to realize that same young woman was playing a movie on her phone & NOT using any headphones!
Instead, she was playing it very loud so the two girls beside her could watch along.
I was about to say something, then stopped & asked myself this question:
‘Will it change anything?’
My answer: Probably not!
She had already demonstrated to me that her needs were the only ones that mattered!
So I chose to say nothing. Although, I secretly was hoping someone else might!
One of the best LifeTOOLS I learned long ago was…
Choose your battles wisely!
So here’s how to develop your skill using this LifeTOOL:
Take a look at the situation that is happening.
Ask yourself: “How likely is what I say going to change the situation?”
If the answer is ‘very likely’ then go ahead and choose this battle!
If the answer is anywhere less than that, choose to let it go!
Let me know some of the battles you have chosen wisely in the comments!
~ To Living Well TODAY! ~
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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