I write a lot about leaders striving to be better (including me!) Often those messages are embedded in real life examples of leadership failures (including me again!).
But here's the thing...so much of what happens around us...to us...and for us...is because of...
All In My Mind
I am often 'accused' of having such a positive outlook that I don't have a real grasp of reality. I LOVE THAT! So what it is that has made the Jay-Filter so effective despite problems, stress, mistakes, pressure, even bigger mistakes, and failure?
Every corporate setting I've been exposed to (large or small) comes with a dose of the aforementioned challenges. Dwelling on those problems, for some, is a competency they have perfected after years of practice.
I don't love that.
However, finding the opportunity in every problem that blows up in our face...seeing the potential...interpreting the chaos as a challenge to be world-class...is something that has made an enormous difference in my life, both personally and professionally.
Have you practiced your negativity skill a bit too long? Is complaining about everything that is wrong with the world your comfort zone?
Does it make you feel better?
Does it improve the operations of your organization?
Does your team create amazing results because of the negative environment?
Um, no, no and no.
How About You
Life is full of negative things...that isn't going to change. What can change however is what you do about them.
Get fired up!
Laugh off the madness, and charge ahead (even if you don't know what to do next)!
...and most of all...find the good each day! It's all around you!
I'd love to hear from you.