“How you relate to the issue is the issue” —Ron & Mary Hulnick
Have you ever been triggered by something small that wasn’t going your way?
This week I found myself getting upset by the smallest thing. And that got me thinking about how feeling upset never helps out. In fact if anything, it added to the time I spent dealing with the situation.
Here’s what happened.
I needed name badges printed for an event, and they needed to fit the specific name badge holders that our business uses.
Sounds simple enough, right? I thought so too.
But it turned out that because the name badges were perforated, the two major office supply stores (and I mean the ones that you see everywhere you go) couldn’t print them because the sheets jam their machine.
Yet somehow the store branch near our main office, which was at that moment a solid 90 miles away, never had any problem printing these very same badges.
I politely explained all this to the store clerk, and he suggested that I should find a store that does offset printing.
As I stepped outside, I could feel the frustration mounting. I called my office and spent time relaying all that had transpired.
However in talking it out, a solution presented itself. Maybe they could print the name badges on card stock and cut them to size?
So I went back in to find out. “Will this work?” I asked.
“Yes,” the clerk replied.
Wow, not so hard after all!
In fact, the solution was there all along—but because I let myself get triggered, it took way more time and energy to figure it out.
So today I’m sharing 4 ways to let go of the little stuff that triggers you when things don’t go according to plan. Keeping these things in mind can transform your day, guaranteed. Check it out.