If getting things done that matter is the path to a full and rich life, getting stuck in drama may be the hard road to a dead end. We waste a lot of time and energy being in drama and it is one of the biggest productivity killers.
Whether we realise it or not, we can go in and out of drama all day. With our thoughts, actions or talk we can be a:
persecutor — blaming, gossiping, judging and criticising
victim — poor me thinking, rehashing old suffering
rescuer — trying to help and please others, often to your own detriment.
Diminishers, Non-believers and others who can’t see life’s possibilities, are at the bottom of the True Believers growth ladder and often in drama.
Being in drama is a habit that takes practice to break. It starts with being aware of when you are in drama and shifting your focus quickly to move out of drama. When we focus on what’s important we can make progress in a valued direction – up the growth ladder.
By staying out of drama we can increase our productivity in a massive way — giving us many more effective hours in our day.