- Get frightened of making decisions in case they turn out wrong?
- Only remember the ‘could do better’ part of a great progress review?
- Notice the 1 person who ignored you out of 20 who didn’t?
I remember once spotting a group of colleagues at work huddled in a corner whispering. When they saw me they looked guilty and shuffled away. I was sure they were talking about me – I felt devastated.
Later I found out they had been organising a surprise party for my birthday! I was suffering from Negativity Bias.
The good news is you can break the habit. There’s an easy tip to help you think more POSITIVELY, leading to greater self-belief, motivation and wellbeing.
✯✯ EVERY DAY FOR 21 DAYS FIND THREE THINGS THAT WENT WELL. WRITE THESE DOWN AND REFLECT ON YOUR ROLE IN THEM ✯✯
Evidence shows that consistently and intentionally recording positive events for 21 days will shift our outlook. It worked for me. Now if I see a group of people having a chat I go and join the conversation. Or I smile and leave them to it. Because I can’t possibly know what they are talking about and that’s ok.
When will you start? Let me know how it goes.