We make thousands of decisions a day but how often do we decide our attitude? Our mood? People can change themselves but they don’t choose to, all you need to do is decide to change, believe you can and then execute.
For example, I, just like a lot of people, started to wake up cranky in the morning, I would get out of bed hoping no one talks to me or observe people with an attitude as they want on with their “happy mornings” until one day, I decided to change my mornings. With belief and will power by my side, I started planning my morning the night before and beginning my days with really positive things like the thought of really good cereal awaiting for me or the exciting things I had planned that day. Mornings are now my favourite part of the day.
“It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you react to it that matters”Epictetus
Once upon a time, a shoe company sent two salesmen to Africa to determine the market potential for their products. Both the salesmen completed a basic survey of the target market and called back to the office.
The salesman sent to the east coast of Africa reported “No one here wears any shoes, there is no market for us here!” whereas The other salesman sent a message “No one here wears any shoes, there is a huge market for us, send inventory fast!”.
This is a great example of how important good decisions are. In this story, the situation is the exact same yet the outcome will be significantly better for one, only because of the decision he made.
If something goes wrong, you can always react to it however you like, see it as a lesson, not a punishment, this will help learn yet move you forward.