Resign as your Chief Hope Officer
Replace Toxic Positivity with Realistic Optimism
Just came back from a break and dying for the next one? You (and I!) will be in a better mental shape if we 𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙥 𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙚𝙛 𝙃𝙤𝙥𝙚 𝙊𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙧 👉🚪
Yes, you are a CHO too.
…more now than ever before!
The last few weeks before End of Year, let’s be honest can see us 𝗗 𝗥 𝗔 𝗜 𝗡 𝗘 𝗗 . Having just two or three weeks to unplug, often does not do the trick.
Naively optimistic sentences like “𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 3+ 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦” are not really cutting it. Because, despite the words, 𝘄𝗲 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗴𝘂𝗲. 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆. 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲. 𝗗𝗮𝘆.
Lately there’s a name to this naive optimism: Toxic Positivity.
So, what is going to get us going in a better mindset??
Stockdale was an American official who fell prisoner of war in Vietnam. He was held captive for 15years, before being freed again.
(question) “Who didn’t make it out?”
(he answered) “Oh, that’s easy,” he said. “The optimists. Oh, they were the ones who said, ‘We’re going to be out by Christmas.’ And Christmas would come, and Christmas would go. Then they’d say, ‘We’re going to be out by Easter.’ And Easter would come, and Easter would go. And then Thanksgiving, and then it would be Christmas again. And they died of a broken heart.”
Is it a matter of surrendering? Nope.
Is it a matter of changing words? Nope.
It is a matter of working on the choices you have NOW!
🟡 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 you dealing with reality [hoping a break will dissolve your fatigue on a lasting basis is…just a hope!]
⚪️ Embrace the reality and 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 off at the end [it has been a very intense couple of years but you have got the tools to overcome this challenge]
🟡 Meanwhile, 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 [you still have a few deadlines and projects to face]
⚪️ Break down the problems and 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 [How can you work more efficiently? What activities can you do to release the stress?]
🥈Can you do fire your CHO by yourself? Of course!
🥇Do you want to do it in a more sustainable way? Have a coaching conversation 👉 book it here
Ready to replace Toxic Positivity with Realistic Optimism ?