Your Gratitude Affects Attitude
No, I'm not a Pollyanna. I can bemoan right along with the best of ‘em about how business is down, kids aren't calling enough, losses in my life, etc, etc. Consider the statistic that only 7% of people who work are fulfilled in their role.
Consider the fact that 75% of the messages we hear every day are negative. No wonder it's so easy to moan and groan - over real things!
Once after a keynote speech, a woman came up to me and said, "Do you always smile so much? I never see you at this conference without a smile on your face!" I wasn't sure where she was going with this comment. So, I simply answered her questions!
"Well, I've certainly had reasons NOT to smile, but I tried throwing a pity party and it didn't work. I was the only person who came to my party. So it seemed to me that I'd attract more people if I at least kept a pleasant look on my face. It isn't about a grin, but these days I'd rather use less facial muscles with a smile than risk getting more wrinkles with a frown."
This holiday season, how about considering one thing you can be grateful for each morning before you even get out of bed? It's not that difficult. How about, "I'm grateful I CAN get out of bed this morning." You get the picture.
Try it and you'll see why the letters attached to the word ATTTITUDE add up to 100....meaning attitude IS 100% of everything we do.
This article was written by Valerie Sokolosky.