People have suggested for decades that attitude is everything. Attitude, or as I sometimes choose to label it, mind-set, can have a significant difference on our accomplishments. Is today a good day to have another great start?
You bet, not because we are specifically trying to be cheery while holding a grudge. Not because we have to get along, and certainly not because we want released from our (PIP) Personal Improvement Plan.
Your Best, Their Best
The best chance we’re going to have all day to make a positive difference is by engaging with other people when they are at their best. Monday’s are a good day, and so are Friday’s, every day in between and the weekend.
Wrongs and rights sometimes matter less when the focus is on forward. Reliving past negative experiences aren’t the best way to start the day. Any preoccupation with past negativity serves no forward purpose.
Fresh Starts for Everyone?
Does everyone get a fresh start, not necessarily? Is every customer a good customer, or are there sometimes bad customers? Has a colleague sold you out, ratted you out, or took credit for your work, possibly someone has.
There are always colleagues, customers, bosses, and people on the highway, at the store, or grabbing your parking space. You have some choices on who you’ll work with and how you’ll choose to engage. You’ll also decide when or if you want to move over or move on.
Outside of those limited people that you’ll choose to disengage with, there is opportunity for everyone else.
Another Great Start
The network is huge if you participate. Your participation remains about choice. The choices you make each day about mind-set will determine what you get back.
For everyone, another great start happens when you make it.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and corporate trainer that specializes in helping businesses and individuals accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. He is a five-time author and some of his work includes, #CustServ The Customer Service Culture, and Forgotten Respect, Navigating A Multigenerational Workforce. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.