“I Quit … Now What?”
When you quit, does that mean you’ve given up or does it mean you’re moving on to something else? The mental mindset you possess at such time determines how and to what degree you’ll engage in your next endeavor. If you quit because of some unforeseen mental fatigue, your mental capacity may be somewhat diminished due to the ordeal. On the other hand, if you quit because you’ve reached a successful end of one endeavor and it’s time to engage in the next phase, you do so from a positive perspective. In either case, your interpretation will determine how you proceed. Right, wrong, or indifferent, you’re the one controlling your actions, based on your thoughts. You do so from the mental perspective you assign any occurrence that occurs in your life.
So, when you’re confronted with a situation that causes you to think, I quit, consider how you’ll move past that point emotionally and physically. Do so in a negotiation or any aspect of your life.
If you’ve planned for your next activity it will be less stressful and addressed from an enhanced point of enthusiasm. If you quit because of something that was unforeseen you can still map a course of action that’s less stressful than it otherwise would have been. Keep yourself calm, reflect on past situations when you thought you were in a dire situation and consider the outcome. You’re still here so you must have succeeded. As such, you’ll make it through this too. Just keep yourself in the right frame of mind … and everything will be right with the world.
How does this relate to negotiating?
The more positive focus (mind control) you have throughout the negotiation, the less likely you’ll engage in non-beneficial behavior.
Remember, you’re always negotiating!