Respond Like a Pond
If we throw a boulder in the pond, we see a big splash and a boulder-like response. In the business world and in leadership of organizations, we don’t always an appropriate response to the stimuli that are happening.
For instance, when an email from someone of authority sends one into a fight-or-flight 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 status 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.