You know the drill. You put on your game face when you walk into work. "How are you?" a colleague asks, by rote and without real interest. "Fine," you respond, automatically, regardless of how you're actually feeling.
As little as these varied people have in common, their shared core hunger is for value. Once our basic needs are met, we human beings arguably crave value above all else.
When it comes to managing your energy, your work life and your home life are inextricably linked. If there is something that is upsetting or draining at work, is there any doubt that it affects your energy at home? Well, the same is true in reverse.
Raisman didn’t get to the Olympics with a habit of ruminating on what went wrong...She had the wisdom to know that she couldn’t change what had already happened. However, she could change the outcome of her next performance.
The first step in her process was to reflect on her values and her behavior in order to uncover a gap. The next step was to notice when she fell short of her values and ask herself the question, “What is going on with me that I am defaulting to talking negatively about someone else?”