Daily Cupcake #21: Being Your Best Self
Does the person in my head match the person that everyone sees?
People typically have an attribution error.
Say you see a mom at the park yell harshly at her kid. We tend to attribute her behavior in that instant to how she must be all the time.
Her behavior in that moment is who she is.
Say it is the next day you are at the park and yell harshly at your kid. You attribute your own behavior to that day. That behavior isn't you, but a by product of your irritating day.
Your behavior in that moment is not who you are.
Which is right? How many irritating days does it take to mean that is you?
Which leads me to this #DailyCupcake about Being your Best self that follows the Pilates principle of "precision". Depending on what you need in your day you can take:
Just a nibble: “Choose your behaviors carefully; they can’t be undone.” Lacy Fabian
A few bites: Take an extra few seconds before acting to ask yourself if what you are about to do is your best self.
Every last bite: Choose one day to focus your energies on acting like your best self during every move you make throughout the day.