Every day we choose something that determines the outcome of our day. We choose our attitude. Many mornings we wake up late and are rushed for the entire day which makes us grouchy and short tempered. Other mornings we wake up rested, relaxed and ready to take on the world. Sometimes we are mad at the traffic, our children, our spouses, our bosses and just simply the entire world. Other times we are happy and joyful and no one and nothing can bring us down.
Whichever mood we are in seems to determine our attitude and ultimately our day.
Each day we leave our house behind but we take our mood, our attitude and our reaction to life with us. We think when we are in a bad mood that there is no changing it. With this attitude things go from bad to worse quite rapidly. However, we often forget we can control one thing in life. That thing is our reaction to everything in life. We make the choice to let the entire world know about our mood or to figure out a calm and rational way to deal with it. We are adults and we are able to change hats and be professional, kind, courteous and hard working even when we are not having the best day. Actually when we make ourselves smile, happiness can creep inside and lighten our hearts a bit.
Today, when you get in your car to go to work think about what you are taking with you. Do you have your coffee, briefcase, laptop, cell phone, purse, wallet and a good attitude? When you drive to work figure out what you want to take into that work environment with you. Then as my dad loves to say “If you can’t remember anything else in life remember this: Treat other people the way you want to be treated and life will work out great!”
What are you taking to work with you today?