This is a classic scene with Bob Newhart. I love his humor that cajoles us to look at absurd near truths in our lives.
In my executive coaching practice my job is to help leaders both leverage their strengths and change what isn’t working for them. This change may mean to stop thinking or behaving in a way that is not helpful for them or their constituents. While coaching is definitely not therapy, there certainly are times when everyone needs to tell themselves, or have someone tell them, to just stop it! We all have our “craziness” – thoughts or behaviors that we know are not helpful yet we persist with them anyway, largely out of ingrained habit.
Sometimes examining these, and working with them, can enable a mindset shift. And sometimes we need to not take ourselves so seriously and just knock some sense into ourselves. Keeping perspective and self management can be key.
The first time I saw this clip I laughed at how ridiculous this scene is – and yet it hints at a truth. We all have stuff that we carry around unnecessarily.
My invitation today is to take inventory of your unique craziness. Where can you just say to yourself, just stop it – Let it go and move on to something else?
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