Last week we were on vacation, and our F150 broke down – again. I was upset and felt myself becoming emotionally hijacked. I was blaming Ford for building this lemon (it’s not the first time it has been towed).

No amount of upset, blame or stress was going to resolve the problem. Being upset was only going to ruin my day and possibly those around me.

You are always at choice about your mindset. I could have chosen to be stressed and upset. Or, I could accept the breakdown as a reality of driving. Guess which option makes working through a problem easier.

Every day you and those you lead get to choose how you respond to problems. Your response starts with your intention and awareness of your mindset. Life is much easier and less stressful when you are at choice.

You’ve got this.