A perception gap occurs when the intention you set forth and communicate is misunderstood by your audience -- bosses, peers, subordinates, clients, partners, and even friends. Unfortunately, it happens all the time.
Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.
Even when you don't do it, when you sit there quietly, they drain your energy. They create a cloud that surrounds you for hours. The good news? There's something you can do about it. You can walk away. No, really. Whether literally or metaphorically, you can extract yourself from these situations.
Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.
I want to be treated with respect, which means people should not talk about me negatively in my presence. If I am 'still there' I may understand every word even if I don't talk anymore. I will also want people to knock before entering my room and preserve my dignity.
So what happens when you spend 17 days in close quarters with 40 strangers? You learn some lessons -- about life, about relationships and, of course, yourself. And if you pay enough attention, they translate directly to the way we all live, work and play.
Let's not kid ourselves about our offices and meetings. Let's not pretend that our interaction needs don't often trump our business needs. Let's not pretend we're getting it all done efficiently. Let's accept it and feel less frustrated.
Begin noticing if you're acting or reacting throughout the work day. If you find the reactions column to be significantly greater, practice taking a beat and weighing things out before taking your next step.
The dramatic storylines actually create the drama in our lives. By focusing on future uncertainties and fabricating the details around what might happen, we get plenty of present-moment stress that fires up our cortisol levels and makes it harder to cope with the reality of our situation.
Literacy rates are high in Jordan; so is the level of understanding complex issues. This means that the government must communicate regularly, fairly and honestly. Attempts to ignore the public or try to fool it will be quickly discovered.