Did it help?

We’re quick to observe that the boss is looking over our shoulder when sales are down or that our neighbor is leaving the music on too loud.

It’s easy to accept that he’s a micromanager or she’s obnoxious and that the world is conspiring against us.

The question is: Did it help?

Did choosing this narrative help you become the person you are trying to be? Did it help you feel better? Did it help us build a culture we can be proud of?

Probably not. And zapping revenge doesn’t make us feel much better either.

How you choose to interpret the actions of others is your responsibility, not someone else’s.