I recently read "The Art of Possibility" by Benjamin and Rosamund Zander, and the opening practice in the book (the first of twelve practices to "transform professional and personal life") is called "It's All Invented".
In this java jolt today with Tip 7, Professor Rao reminds us that we view the world through egocentric lenses - many of our interpretations of life's experiences and our interactions with people place US at the CENTER as the star in our own drama.
What if that experience that you found so frustrating/mean/humiliating/spiteful/hurtful etc really wasn't about you at all?
Spend time spotting your Mental Models - discover how they impact you, and how much or little happiness you are experiencing as a result.
Here is access to the prior 6 tips (each one will link back to the earlier one)