I remember listening once to Jim Rohn and he was talking about how we respond to things that come into our lives.
We can choose to react or respond. Many times we react, without thinking fully. His suggestion was to be curious about everything and say to yourself that is interesting. Taking this approach allows you to respond.
Often we react with why? How about responding with how?
If we approach things as being interesting, and look at them with curiosity then we approach them differently to most people. I wrote over the weekend about not labeling things that happen good or bad. Much harder to do in practice than just reading about it.
We are programmed how we react to many things that happen. We catch ourselves, uttering a curse or some negative statement below our breath about an event that happens.
But, if we stop and rather than react say, that is interesting, we stop and look at it, we possibly consider things are not necessarily as they seem. We approach them with a how mindset. How are we going to handle this? How are we going to approach this? How are we going to solve this.
Our mental attitude is different, we bring a different energy to the challenge, something more positive, some feeling of hope, some sense we can handle this challenge.
We remain calm, we don't shout, we don't get agitated, we just watch, and consider different options as things move along. Maybe we remain in flow and we achieve our goals rather than allowing ourselves to get distracted and knocked off our path.
So next time something arises, look at it with interest and curiosity and approach it with a how attitude and let me know how that helped.
I continue to work on this and in the meantime if you need a Main Line Realtor who responds rather than reacts, and approaches life with curiosity then give me a call, Nick Vandekar, Selling The Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email Nick@VandekarTeam.com.