Years ago, one of my kids locked herself in the bathroom. One of my friends lived close by and came to the rescue. You see, a 7 year old locking herself in the bathroom is fine – unless you are potty training younger kids. We needed the bathroom.
A bit overwrought, I watched my friend as she stood outside the door and called to the child with the perfect question. “How’s that working for you?” Within minutes, the bathroom was free.
Ever felt like you were cornered behind a locked door?
Sometimes it is a job that has us cornered. Sometimes it is a lack of resources or time. Yet that isn’t what got us there. Most of the time we end up in a corner because we reacted our way there.
The truth is that if you want to be in the corner, it is probably fine (unless there is a line waiting for you to get out so we can use the restroom). However, if you don’t want to be in the corner, you can get out. You have the choice.
Instead of reacting, start choosing. Take time to look at your options and make a choice.
What choices do you have today?
Which of them will get you out of the corner?