Tantrums are for children
As children, we learn behaviours to help us get the attention we need to stay alive. It's a normal process of the human condition. We cry for attention because we haven’t learned to speak yet.
As children, we learn behaviours to help us get the attention we need to stay alive. It's a normal process of the human condition.
Some behaviours are instinctual. We cry for attention because we haven't learned to speak yet. And some come from the environment around us, often transmitted by our parents and close relatives.
Some learn to get attention by asking curious questions to expand their understanding of the world, and others learn to throw tantrums because it gets them what they want.
As we grow up, we learn new and more fitting ways to interact with others that better match the current stages of our lives and leave behind old and less practical ways. Although, for some, that never happens.
Slamming our fists on the table or speaking louder than everyone else at the team meeting might not be the best way to get the people to listen and adopt your ideas.
The world around us evolves constantly. Holding on to the ways of our younger selves to communicate, lead and make an impact is a terrible strategy.
Accepting we have some unlearning to do is the first step to taking the lead and becoming better at what we do. Being curious and open-minded helps us take the second step.
Sparknotion – Think Differently.