What if The darn thing isn’t doing what I bought it to do?
When I buy a drill with all of the myriad bits, I expect each bit to reliably create a hole of the size promised on the etching.
When the sole cashier gets in the weeds (too many people in line), we expect the management to do something about it – like call other cashiers to help or to become a cashier until the weeds are gone.
The server in the restaurant is having lots of fun while ignoring our empty water glasses.
We humans are conditioned to a certain level of convenience, and we don’t tolerate situations which inconvenience us.
Of course, we can whine and complain, but that won’t make things go faster.
We can leave, and find another place to do our business.
Maybe, we choose to go without . . . after all, this purchase is a want and not a need.
How often do you encounter these scenarios and allow them to derail your otherwise awesome life experience?
Life is too short to get your feathers all ruffled over stuff like this . . . Your experiences are YOUR choices!
Try this . . . Instead of projecting vibes of frustration and anger, simply pause your reactive tendency, close your eyes, and take a deep breath.
Choose to be calm, cool, and collected . . . and do the only thing that I would “should on you”.
When you think “somebody should do something about this”, YOU should take responsibility yourself by choosing to be kind.
Your kindness is WAY more powerful than you might think.
Suddenly, the ambient energy in the space improves.
Smiles begin to show up, and you’ve magically defused a potentially explosive situation.