In our 24/7 fast paced world we are constantly bombarded with information and updates. At times the “message” can please and that is great. However, especially with the current gotcha culture we live in we get more negative stories and updates. When you get this information you have a choice to make; react and proverbially shoot the messenger and/or yourself by blowing up or reflect. I recommend that you pause and insure that you get all the facts before reacting to any news. Oftentimes we find breaking updates to not be completely accurate or certainly not as bad as first imagined. Hitting the pause button is a great first step. Reflect and pause is your best way forward and it will serve you well. Develop this “pause” skill and you will see your effectiveness soar.
Ps- Original post on LinkedIn & thank Gina M for the quote.