Alongside our life experiences, unique patterns and principles, we also each have triggers.
Our triggers are incidents or behaviours that provoke a reaction in us - and that reaction is quick and often feels instant.
In being provoked, our reaction (the next part of our pattern) is not always helpful personally and certainly not as a leader.
Hands up if you've ever thought: 'I wish I'd handled that differently'?
You may already know some of your triggers, while you may not be aware of others. Knowing them and working with them can be so powerful.
For me, 'choosing direction' or 'appraisal' can be a challenge, depending on the context.
If you take the latter in terms of feeling judged, as an example with social media and these blogs. What I post is all part of my brand and I think: 'What if no one reads or views what I put out there?'
On a good day, it's not a problem, I'm enjoying what I do. But if I was having a tough time, that could spark a feeling and response in me that is not helpful in my business or how I operate. Don't worry though, things are great and I'm simply sharing.
Do you know any of your triggers?