Clear Confident Leader Weekly Observer, Issue #81
From the Greenbelt of Boise Idaho, Crisp Blue Sky
Amidst the cacophony of information, events and activities today, it is easy to be knocked off balance, become overwhelmed and react out of fear or anger.
Constant reactivity generates a downward spiral until we burnout internally or flameout externally.
Many leaders I work with reach a state of exhaustion and search for what to do next. I offer them simple practices to pause and observe their habit nature in the midst of complexity.
By pausing and self-observing we create openings to regain our balance, again and again and again. As we do, choices emerge:
- Do I pause to stabilize and then continue as I was before?
- Or, do I consolidate and integrate what there is to learn, developing myself to create new possibilities toward a greater purpose?
We all benefit by interrupting downward cycles of reactivity, fear and anger, to create upward spirals toward a common purpose.
At this Fall Equinox, where the earth’s axis is vertical relative to the sun’s rays, when day and night reach a momentary equilibrium and we pause between seasons, it is an opportunity for reflection:
- What practices help me pause reactive downward spirals and regain my balance?
- With fresh equilibrium, how do I develop to create anew with those around me?
I help leaders and teams regain their balance, develop and create new possibilities.
Amidst rising unrest, now is a time to pause reactivity, develop ourselves and create anew!