Have you ever been caught up in a situation where you believed someone’s mistake would reflect poorly on you?
If you are a leader, in these situations you go to lengths to avoid ruining your reputation.
There are several reasons for your beliefs and reasoning but most commonly it comes down to:
You’re being driven by your unconscious automatic processing. It’s one of the ways you self-protect when you believe your ego is threatened.
Where did this come from?
The subconscious often holds onto insecurities that originated from a painful childhood experiences. And these insecurities have continued to have great impact on your adult life as a leader.
Beliefs have consequences.
Take the time to reflect on past experiences and dig deep to locate the painful ones.
The belief that you’ve carried from the experience—
-is it true?
-what are your counter-thoughts?
-what is a more reality-based way of thinking?
More than likely you’ll discover that things were misinterpreted.
This is how you face your ego, grow yourself and lead by example to others.
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