Earlier this morning, I caught myself becoming annoyed by my perception of unacceptable behavior. I called a company I’ve worked with for most of my adult life. My loyalty to this professional financial service company was not misplaced. A potentially difficult situation was defused and handled.
Reframing is a Coaching concept. It means to restate the issue in a more favorable light, resulting in positive thoughts. As you become more aware of how YOU are facing the situation, you are able to move the focus from frustration to – how can I find the answer to move the process along for me because I am responsible for my actions?
Reframing is not necessarily keeping your emotions in check, rather, it is about becoming aware of what’s driving the frustration, at that moment, and how you move out of it. All of this may take seconds or minutes. Learning what it takes to move through our emotions during the day is a process. Yes, a process which takes practice.
Who do you want to be known as…a frustrated person, feeling stuck for minutes, or hours?
Who do you want to be known as…a proactive person, learning to Try out Reframing an awkward or uncomfortable situation for yourself? Reframing is one coaching method that may guide you to consider a different response to situations. It usually leads to a better understanding of yourself as you Choose Who You Want to be Known As. Have a great week in your career.
“Jo Ann” M. Radja, Career Management Coaching & Change Agent