Know when to take action
Your colleague is late and it’s affecting you. Your spouse says that certain word that gets your back up.
Your kid left something at the top of the stairs instead of bringing it downstairs. You caved and had the extra slice of pizza even though you are full.
How do you know whether to just count to 10 and ignore it or speak up?
In general, I follow the rule of three.
If it (being late for example) happens once, that is ok. Stuff happens – no big deal.
If it happens twice then realize you may be seeing a pattern developing. You may want to pay a little more attention to the situation.
If it happens a third time then it may be time to figure out what is happening and what needs to be done to change it. It’s very likely a pattern that is developing.
So, could you have a conversation with the person in question to get things on track, could you develop a plan for yourself to create a different outcome,
If it happens 3 x’s then it may be something that needs to be addressed on a more intentional level.
Following the rule of 3 – it’s just one more way to live Your Life, Unlimited!