Are you one of those people who can think of the perfect comeback, or way to handle a situation after the fact? If so, you are in good company. Critically analyzing “how you could do it better” is a very healthy, productive activity. In fact, most highly successful people are quite self-critical. There is, however, a difference between striving for improvement and fixating on situations. The Chicago Business Journal published a great e-article called:
To summarize, the author, Tammy Tierney, suggests that ruminating (the habit of overthinking everything you did or didn’t do) is not productive and offers three ways to avoid this:
- Assume positive intent
- Don’t take it personally
- Look for the lesson
Professional women often ruminate. Let it go … learn from it and move on.
Now, if only I could have written this blog more eloquently……..