If you have a bad minute, that’s ok. If you have a bad day, it’s because of your attitude. – Jeffrey Gitomer
I was listening to a Jeffrey Gitomer video on attitude yesterday and this little quote stood out.
For some reason we tend to hold on to negative feelings and attitudes for too long.
Many Mavideans have heard me say some version “It’s ok to be angry about this for tonight, but tomorrow we need to shake it off and move forward.”
Maybe my suggestion lasts longer that Mr. Gitomer’s, but the idea is the same.
Feel the emotion. Let yourself be upset when something is upsetting. Let yourself be frustrated when things are frustrating.
But hold on to it too long and you become an upset person. A frustrated person.
Our attitude is the place we bounce back to after something good or bad happens.
Hold on to a bad thing too long, maybe you bounce back a little lower.
Let go of that negative experience real quick and the bouncing back becomes much easier.
As you might have expected, I suspect the opposite is true for the positive side.
Something good happens, hold on to it.
Keep moving forward, but don’t let it go. Add the next one right on top of it. Keep them in your mind, piling them up so that the bad stuff seems small in comparison.
Imagine a giant pile of positives next to a single negative that you pick up and put in the trash.
Seems small and easy to do now. But that also makes it easy not to do.
The choice is yours and it is important. Don’t let yourself be lazy with it.
Make it a great day.