Ask Yourself First
Choosing to ask ourselves these questions instead of seeking an immediate answer is difficult, but I find it to be a worthwhile exercise.
Start With a Flashlight, but Bring a Hammer
Instead of assuming that one factor led to a certain result, use the flashlight to gain the perspective needed to make an honest evaluation of what happened and how to improve moving forward.
Ask a Different Question
It's not that everything is or should be easy, but we're doing ourselves a disservice if we make hard what doesn't need to be.
The Antidote To Most Ick: Curiosity and Gratitude
I encourage you to invoke curiosity and/or gratitude the next time you experience a feeling of ick you're not quite sure what to do with.
Run an Experiment
It's not that serious. Instead of feeling blame, shame, and anxiety, we can instead get curious and run an experiment.
Bring Your Virtues
We can’t control how others feel, but we can control the intentionality we bring to living with our virtues in every interaction we have.
Driven by Curiosity
Curiosity is unique to the individual. What to be curious about cannot be told to you, it must come from within.
The Beginner's Mindset
Though it's easiest to bring a beginner's mindset to new activities, an activity need not be novel in order to bring curiosity to it.