And now, a simple exercise that illuminates your base operating system in a quick exercise.
Go to Page 5 in the Workbook and respond to the following scenarios:
- Recall a time when you were operating from the Problem Orientation. The “problem” does not have to be big and dramatic – although it could be. It might be as everyday as not liking what someone was saying in a meeting or rush-hour traffic. Take a moment and write down what you were focusing on. What was your inner state – what emotion(s) arose? How did you react – what did you do?
- Recall a time when you were operating from the Outcome Orientation – an outcome that you cared about. What was your focus? What feelings – your inner state – did you experience? What kinds of “Baby Step” actions did you take?