This can be a good day or this can be a bad day. The decision is yours to make. Pretty simple isn’t it but it is true. You have total control over what kind of day you are going to have simply by how you look at the circumstances you find yourself.
It has been said that “your attitude will determine your altitude in life.” What this implies is that what you get from life is essentially what you put into it. When it comes to your career, if you expect to find the work you love, develop the knowledge and skill sets that it requires, you are well on your way to achieving that goal. The next step is action. You must take action, without it you will not reach your goal.
I was once told that life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it. I think that the ratio may be wrong but the general idea is right on. There are many things in life that happen to us which we have no control over at all, but we always do have control over how we react to them.
How do you put this into practice? Well it is as simple as making a decision. It can be anything from losing a job to getting a flat tire. There can often be things in our lives that are not pleasant to experience, but they allow us opportunities of growth and self awareness that we never would have had, if these unfortunate events never occurred. If you can manage your anger, and the urge to indulge in self pity, you will be able to find a bit of good in any thing.
How can losing a job possibly be a good thing? Because when the loss occurred you were forced to branch out and explore options you never would have explored or looked at had you never lost the previous job. You would never know if you have the strength or will to survive something, until you do.
How can getting a flat tire possibly be a good thing? You never know what is waiting for you down the road, you may have gotten into a horrible accident if you hadn’t been waylaid by an annoying flat tire. It could have saved you from destroying your vehicle, or even save you from significant bodily harm. It is all a matter of perspective and outlook.
So I challenge you to put this into practice and choose to make today the best day that you possibly can. Enjoy the things that are good in your life.