Inspiration and lessons for your leadership journey!
“We have to choose love. We have to choose to be patient, kind, humble and giving.”
I told the following true story in A Travel Guide to Leadership:
“For example, my wife is Filipina. Although she speaks fluent English, her original, native language is Tagalog. Generally, this isn’t a problem for us. But sometimes, there can be a bit of a communication gap.
Between any stimulus and your response there is a gap – sometimes a small gap – but a gap, nonetheless. When you can catch yourself for just a brief moment in that gap, you can do what Victoria Osteen (wife of Joel Osteen) tells us in our opening quote – choose love.
I’m not saying it’s easy but the more you practice getting in the gap and choosing love, the easier it becomes. Sure, you’ll slip-up sometimes, just as I did above.
Ten things you can try to help you increase your awareness of the gap and choose love:
This Week's Affirmations
(Repeat these quietly to yourself multiple times throughout the day.)
I am loving and self-aware.
I am growing and learning.
I am aware of the gap between stimulus and response.
I am a loving leader!
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Have an amazing journey today!
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By Shawn Galloway
Alan Mikolaj is a a professional, experienced, positive, and passionate speaker, leadership and organizational development consultant, change agent, author, and coach. He holds his Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University. He is a certified graduate coach from Coaching Out of the Box and holds his ACC and membership with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
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