Making, Breaking, ReworkingPosted: February 27, 2009
Attitude is the first choice each and every day. I actually determine how I’m going to handle a particular day before i get out of bed. I can’t anticipate everything or predict my day- but i can decide how i respond.
My worst days are the days i don’t predetermine my attitude and let it slide. On a scale of 1-10, if i start my day on 3 and something goes wrong, i’m likely going to slip lower. If i start my day at 6 or even 7, i’ve given myself a head start- something to build on- and if things go wrong, i may drop to a 5. I can still build on a 5.
I’m amazed at the simplicity of this. Its just not that complex. Its hard some days- not easy, that’s for sure- but its ridiculously simple. Determine before you get out of bed what your attitude will be. Do you have a quote, a verse, a mantra, a mental picture that fits your best attitude- use that. Build on that.