I'm not exactly sure when it happened, but I've found myself in somewhat of an awkward place.
Professionally, I have a terrific job with a company that is being recognized in the industry and growing fast. I love human resources work...it just matches everything that I believe is important about the life and success of an organization.
That all sounds pretty good, right?
Somehow, though, a cynical view has snuck up on me.
I don't like that.
I don't want to be someone who complains about the complainers. I don't want to sound like the angry guy who is just another know-it-all. I don't want to be someone who isn't living the way he truly wants to live.
So...I'm doing something about it. A huge part of my personality is based (often times as the brunt of jokes) on being overly positive. Sometimes even missing the reality of a situation because I refuse to see anything but the positive side!
That personality trait...that I have relied on to carry me through for so many years...has become a bit more elusive lately.
I don't like that either.
I'm going to dial-in more than ever to what used to be my default reaction, to an intentional, thoughtful response to the world around me.
Staying positive has to be the starting place.
Staying positive has to be my go-to style.
Ending positively has to be the way.
Maybe this all sounds hokey. Probably true. But for me, taking a proactive approach to how I live my life versus my "life living me" is essential. I've taken big steps in my health, faith, nutrition and fitness. Now it's time to lock down the last and most challenging part...
How About You
What has become elusive in your life? What behaviors have crept in that you want to lock down? Don't be afraid of confronting them...you can do it!
I'd love to hear from you.