Don’t get mad, get curious.
The first time I heard this phrase was from Fred Kofman. One essence of his book “Conscious Business” is that it is important to move from “being a knower to a being learner” and to adopt the mindset of a learner.
“Getting curious instead of angry” is not always trivial in the heat of the moment, but it’s still a good signpost toward taking a closer look. Anger narrows our perception of a situation – the famous tunnel vision sets in – curiosity opens our perception and creates space for new possibilities.
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