Challenging instincts leads to growth

The research says that you will be happier making less money if the trade is for more time. How many of us do you think trade money for time? The research says that when you are feeling the most down, a good solution is to surround yourself with others. How excited are you to be around others when life is feeling bleak? The research says that experiences tend to bring us more joy than things. How many of us make it a point to prioritize experiences? Here’s the point: In many cases our beliefs about what will make us happy don’t always line up with what actually makes us happy. Our instincts can trick us. So, the question is: How willing are we to regularly challenge our instincts? I know it’s easier said than done. Especially in the heat of the moment. But it’s essential if we are truly looking for what works over what we think will work.

by Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

Filed under: Leadership

Published on February 12, 2019

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