Why learning to let go of what you cannot control will boost your productivity

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Focus on what you can control—and let go of the rest. We’ve all experienced a rude customer or coworker at some point. When it’s a regular occurrence, it wreaks havoc on your motivation and productivity.

While you can’t control the actions of others, you CAN control your reaction.

When you find yourself disrupted by a negative experience, try this:

1️⃣: Ask yourself, “What actions can I take to make a difference?”

2️⃣: Move those actions into a gathering point to process later and develop a plan.

3️⃣: Hit the reset button. Take a short walk. Watch a funny video. Move your attention away from negative thoughts.

4️⃣: If you failed, don’t beat yourself up. Look at it as a learning experience.

Focus on the “can” and let go of the “cannot.”

How do you move past an unpleasant experience?

Shaking off negative experiences is one of many ways to improve your time management. Dave shares many unique tips like this in his course, Time Management Tips, on LinkedIn Learning.