The art of accepting reality and building upon and adapting to it… rather than fighting, denying or complaining about it.
What changes are happening in your life that are out of your control? What would be better for you to accept and adapt to quickly? What areas would you be more successful in if you were even better at accepting and improvising a positive response.
When we disagree with someone’s idea, approach, beliefs we often respond negatively. Sometimes that’s helpful, usually it’s not. If we can affirm (yes) to what we DO like and then build (and) in a mutually beneficial direction we build motivation and openness.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting “Improvisational Leadership” one of my favorite trainings. “yes and” is the capstone of the training. Every time I talk about it I feel my own skills improve as well. It’s one of the joys of teaching what you love.
Soon I plan to start posting video clips of these concepts in action or being taught. I hope that helps make much more sense of it all.
I’d be delighted to receive examples from readers about where you use “yes and” to influence your world more positively.