The following article is based on selected excerpts from the book, How to Handle Bullying at Work.
Once upon a time in a fairytale, there lived a Prince and a Princess. They led a happy, fulfilled life until the Princess was kidnapped by a witch. Life beat the Prince down, he wanted to wallow in despair and give up. How was he going to find the Princess in such a wide world? That’s when his fairy godmother turned up and told him not to despair, take one step after another in his search for the Princess. It doesn’t matter if he manages to find her or not, but he’s making efforts in the right direction rather than being depressed and forlorn. The Prince decided to follow the advice of his fairy godmother and Voila! he managed to find his Princess very soon and they lived a happy and fulfilled life once again.
The moral of the story being (in case you missed it), that even though life is full of ups and downs, it doesn’t matter — Why? Because everyone’s life is full of ups and downs. What matters is how we act, how we pick ourselves up during times of failure.
To challenge reality, to change something — we shouldn’t be doing this to become a hero, to put on a brave face or because we *must* do the right thing. It’s not to fix an impossible or a futile situation and somehow miraculously, get the result we want.
It’s actually for two simple reasons:
Michael CJ Fox is an Author, Traveler, Consultant who worked in several companies. If you are interested in reading more, please check out the book, How to Handle Bullying at work, which encompasses practical advice, experiences on how to handle toxic workplaces, bosses, colleagues and helps you make wise decisions.
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