What to wear, what to eat, or what will be first on our to-do list? We make choices and decisions every day that impact our lives and in many cases the lives of those around us. Most choices seem like just everyday life, and as a result are commonly taken for granted, ignored, or labeled as uninteresting to others.
It isn’t those choices that we make every day that are so visible, apparent, or perhaps interesting to others. It is the choices we make during times of chaos, unexpected setbacks, or failures that are so visible and have everyone watching. You may not be remembered for your choice of shoes, what you ordered at the restaurant, or how you prioritize your to-do list. It is when the chips are down, when the dark cloud is looming, or when suddenly you face a life changing event that all eyes will be on you.
Friends, co-workers, or interactions with other people may not always seem right, fair, or appropriate. They may not be choices you would make or how you would treat someone else, but the choice you make during a difficult time will define who you are. Revenge, strike-outs, or strike-backs in the pursuit of justice may feel like the right road, but with all eyes on you, you want to be sure you choose only one road, the high road.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a keynote speaker, corporate trainer, and consultant that specializes in helping businesses accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. Reach him through his website at http://DennisEGilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.