A fun and challenging test for you:

For the next week, each and every time you screw something up – shatter a glass, miss a deadline, say a dumb thing, send the wrong information, miss your turnoff – shut down your regular critical voice of reaction and replace it with “How fascinating!”

So, “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I did that!” becomes:

How fascinating!

And, “You idiot, what were you thinking?!” becomes:

How fascinating!

And, “Ok, dummy, there you go again.” becomes:

How fascinating!

Give it a try. See what happens.

Curiosity is so much more appealing than criticism, especially when it’s aimed at ourselves.

{“How fascinating!” is shamelessly borrowed and propagated from the brilliant book, The Art of Possibility}

DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world.

Published On: March 26th, 2019 / Categories: change, leadership / Tags: , , , , /

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