We see the world, not as it is, but as we are – or as we are conditioned to see it. – Stephen Covey
Our experiences, events repeated over time, shape how we respond. We have been conditioned – we have been trained – to respond without thinking. We permit our emotions to become our default condition . . . it has been indoctrinated into our brain.
In order to recondition ourselves – in order to gain perspective and act with discipline – we must build the required skills to press pause and step back. When our instinct, often conditioned over time, creates a Pavlovian response to any event, we aren’t functioning at our best. We must develop the ability to change our perspective – to assume a different position.
Be aware today of your instinctual responses to specific events. Take a moment, a split second, to refocus your lens. Our passion for growth, our mindset committed to continual improvement, demands that we build these skills and strive to be elite.