Open up your calendar and take a look at the meetings you have this week.
Or bust out your to-do list and review it.
Take an unhurried look at the people on there.
The clients, suppliers, employees, family, friends, and prospects.
When you (I) get overwhelmed – it’s good to step back and just take a deep breath.
When you look at all of those people who are needing your time and attention – you can get irked by it – or you can be thankful for it.
Thankful for the opportunity to help them. To serve them. To provide work and a living for them. To care for them. To help them solve problems they are experiencing. To make their day a little better.
OR – we can look at those people as problems. As nuisances. As trouble. As worries. As something to be frustrated about.
Sometimes a subtle attitude shift is all that’s required to get you on the right path and frame of mind.
“Thanks Kyle – do you feel better now?”
If you’re smart, you’ll know that I certainly wrote this for you, but if you read between the lines – you’ll probably realize this is just as much for me as it is for you.
We’re selling a house, I was sick for a bit, I’ve had some speaking related traveling as of late, took a couple days vacation last week, feel a tad behind on work and commitments, busy with church responsibilities – all while trying to be a good dad and husband.
It’s time to tackle all of that with a positive attitude (a little prayer doesn’t hurt either) – and respond to each responsibility with being thankful for the opportunity to serve and help.
I’ll leave you with these good words and hope that this email was something you’ve found helpful!
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude – I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you – we are in charge of our attitudes.”
– Charles R. Swindoll