Real Impact Minute - Day 13

Jan 13, 2022

Welcome to Real Impact Minute. I'm Mark Simpson, Lead Coach for Real Impact Coaching and today's impact comes from Fran Lebowitz, who said, "Being offended is the natural consequence of leaving one's home."

Unless we're a hermit, we're going to be around people and people don't always play according to the scripts that we wish that they would live out. And the fact of the matter is, is these people aren't our problem. They're problematic, but they're not our problem.

The problem is, is when life doesn't occur according to my schedule, according to my plan, according to my script. When people don't do live according to my plan, my script, my schedule, that's not the problem. It's problematic. My problem is, I haven't learned to be the most powerful, positive, loving, patient person in those moments.

So that's my growth area. That's my impact area. When problematic people pop up, I can choose to be offended or I can choose to grow through that and say, "Here's my opportunity to choose a positive impact instead of a negative reaction."

So give it a try and be thankful for the problematic people in your life who are exposing your problem that you can solve, which is your personal growth.