How do you grow your self-aware adapter skills? - Part 1
Summary: Stressing about matters we have very limited or no ability to control is a waste of valuable energy. It's important that you focus only on your circle of influence. Shifting your focus will make you feel empowered and fulfilled.
Written by Alistair Gordon And Dominic Johnson 16 Aug 2021

Stressing about matters we have very limited or no ability to control is a waste of valuable energy. It’s important that you focus only on your circle of influence. Shifting your focus will make you feel empowered and fulfilled.

Questions you can ask yourself:

  • Have I distinguished between the things that concern me but which I can’t do much about (things in my Circle of Concern) and the things I can do something about (things in my Circle of Influence)?

  • Regardless of feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed by how complex and challenging the circumstances are, do I focus positively by considering all the moves I could make?

  • Have I identified stakeholders and colleagues I could partner with to extend my circle of influence?

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