If Only I Could Do It Again …

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:

3 Ways to Keep Ruminating from Ruining You

(Full link): http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/how-to/growth-strategies/2016/07/3-waysto-keep-ruminating-from-ruining-you.html

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:

  1. Assume positive intent
  2. Don’t take it personally
  3. 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……..

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