You might be telling yourself the wrong story.

Your team mate is probably not trying to sabotage your success. The success of the team (and the contribution they’re making) is more likely to be why they showed up today than merely to make your life difficult.

Your client is probably not trying to make your life difficult for the heck of it. They’ve got goals and to-dos and schedules and family and responsibilities just like the rest of us. They’re more likely to be slammed than sadistic.

Your company is probably capable of more, even when you’re feeling tired. Because how we feel today rarely has much to do with our reality and our potential, not to mention the reality and potential of the team you serve alongside.

The wrong narrative is hand-delivered, in person, by ego. The real narrative is found in reason.

Which narrative are you listening to today?