Respond Like a Pond
If you throw a boulder in the pond, it gives a big splash and a boulder-like response. In the business world and in leadership of organizations, there isn’t always an appropriate response to the stimuli that are coming at us.
For instance, when an email from someone of authority sends us into freak-out mode. Before we know or understand the reason for the email (or call, or meeting request) our autonomic nervous goes into survival mode as if our home, food, or sexual mate was threatened.
However, there may not be a threat at all. We may have just received a pebble of an email and treated it like a boulder. If we can learn to act (or not act) in accord with the environment and the stimulus that is coming that way, we may experience more peace during times of peace and more strength when it’s time for action.