Both physically and socially awkward, Kramer specialized in dramatic entrances. Charging into the room at high speed and skidding full-tilt to a dead stop, Kramer often declared, “Jerry, it’s a hair straight back day!”
And then, in his frantic way, Kramer would blurt out his dilemma of the day.
Maybe you are ‘blessed’ with a Kramer or two in your world – at work, at home or in your circle of friends.
That’s someone who is always in a hurry, often in a panic, and constantly tied up in knots over frequently inconsequential things.
Like Jerry, who stayed calm in the face of Kramer’s commotion, we too can stay cool, and maybe even help talk our frantic friends down from the ledge.
Consider your ability to stay calm a public service to others and a gift to yourself.
Action: When the ‘Kramers’ of your world invade and spew in every direction, don’t let yourself be blown over or swept away by the commotion.
- Take a deep breath.
- Center yourself.
- Stay calm.
Know that your steady presence can have a positive impact on ‘Kramer’, on your relationship, and on others who are privy to the exchange.
Your even-keeled response will keep you from being drawn in to their optional and irksome ‘dramas du jour’.
Quotes Of The Week: Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?” – Shannon L. Alder
It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view. – George Eliot
Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe. – Muhammad Ali
There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally. – Miguel Ruiz
Resource Of The Week: Here’s a link to a helpful article by Jeff Keller on How To Develop A Healthy Perspective.