Reflection: Things going right or things going wrong? To what do you pay more attention as you make your way through your day?
Are you on high alert for slights, missteps, and errors of omission or commission?
Are you quick to criticize, and eager to pounce on any infraction against the way things ought to be – in the world according to your Inner Judge?
Or are you tuned to signs that things just might be going well, open to receiving life’s everyday gifts, and prepared to be pleasantly surprised?
Are you quick to appreciate, and keen to focus attention on life’s joyful developments?
And beyond assigning labels of ‘bad or good’ to the experiences of the day, how open are you to the possibility that something first thought ‘wrong’ might just end up being ‘right’?
Action: What we choose to notice, and the beliefs we assign to what we see, define our experience of the day.
And just as importantly, those things influence the way we show up in each other’s lives and the impact we have on our teams at work and relationships at home.
Each and every morning, we choose our clothes, we choose our breakfast, and we choose our tasks for the day.
When you get ready for your day, why not choose a point of view that serves yourself and others well – one that reduces stress, lifts spirits, sparks smiles, and makes this world a kinder gentler place to live?
Quotes Of The Week: The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. – Socrates
And here are a couple of quotes for you by Unknown (but not unheard of!):
- What consumes your mind controls your life.
- Stop being afraid of what could go wrong. Focus on what could go right.
Resource Of The Week: The Power of Praise is a terrific article by Kerry Patterson. Read right to the end to be inspired by his example of how one person’s positive comment changed another person’s life for the better, and brought other surprising developments with the shift in perspective.
News: Engagement Series
The second session in the 3 part Engagement Series that I’m delivering through the U of S Edwards School of Business (Boosting Energy) takes place next week (Feb 16). There are still a few seats available. We’d love to have you join us. This link takes you to the registration details.