June 12, 2020

Changing the Interaction

In the last post, I said that meaningful change is only possible from within. It’s the only way to change the negative circumstances around you whenever they occur. As soon as you equip your mind with the right tools, no situation will be too tough to handle.
Right now, I’d like to focus on how you can actually create this change.

Let’s base this on an exercise we do with sales people. It’s simple yet very powerful. In a matter of minutes, you can find a solution to whatever problem you may be having.
Ready? First, stand up and close your eyes. I want you to imagine the person or situation that’s bothering you. Really feel yourself talking to that person. Or try to see the problematic situation in front of you as clearly as you can.

Pay particular attention to the interaction between you and the problem. To do this, open your eyes and physically take a step to the side.
From a third-person perspective, try to see how you’re interacting with the problem at hand.

Is there something you’d like to change? If so, what is it? What’s the one thing that can change this interaction?
By answering these questions, you’re building up mental resources. You’re figuring out how to approach the problem from a different angle.

When you have the answer, imagine yourself applying it and changing the interaction.
What’s different now? Is the problem still there? If so, think about what else you can do to change things.

By repeating this process, you’ll learn how to face down any issue that may arise. As you get better at it, all the important answers will come to you naturally. You’ll be able to solve problems with a clear mind, rather than getting caught up in a mental hamster wheel.
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