Wrapping up on #reframing, I want to look at using self talks as guard rails- guard rails that prevent us from falling when things are going well.
When outcomes are bad, we are more receptive to learning and reflecting. We investigate and look into what caused the outcomes: Is it the quality of our decisions? Or is it the process? Or is it just bad luck?
But when outcomes are good, we tend to congratulate ourselves quickly, and don’t always remember to objectively review.
So when things are going well, we need guard rails to keep us from going astray.
“Things went great!”
“Things went great. Now investigate.”
Make this reframing a habit and remind ourselves to investigate into our good decisions and good outcomes. We need to remember to always reflect and investigate, especially when things are going well.