Do you practice?
Not just hobbies or things outside the scope of your work. I mean your work, too.
Do you practice patience, assertiveness, and creativity?
It goes without saying that if you’re not deliberately practicing, you won’t improve.
So, how do you practice if it’s not a language or an instrument or a technique?
Its up to you to find the opportunities in your routine.
Its up to you to prevent yourself from avoid the discomfort of those moments.
There’s no magic, here—you just have to care enough to show up.
And when you see opportunities to grow instead of problems that add friction, you’ll know you’re practicing the right kind of thinking habits.
2 Minute Action
What’s something that happened recently that made you uncomfortable?
Think of an interaction with someone or a result you got that wasn’t what you expected.
It will take you 2 minutes or less to reframe that situation as an opportunity to grow.
Ask yourself what you could have done better.
Take this lesson with you into your day and keep an eye out for opportunities!