“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.”
– Kahlil Gibran (1883–1931)
Lebanese writer and philosopher
A simple challenge where everyone wins (you and those around you). No risk. No additional time required.
Within the next 3 weeks (or maybe the next 3 minutes), set a 2-day period as your days (or your team’s days) to inspire others. Two days where you’ll put on blinders to anything negative and be the one in the office who everyone else can count on for words and actions that inspire and encourage. Two days where you’re the light for other people – your colleagues, your prospects, your customers – no matter what.
Allow nothing negative and focus only on your service to others.
Once you set your 2 days, fully commit to the effort regardless of the inevitable challenges, regardless of the weather (please, never the weather). Fall off the inspirational horse at 2:11 on the first day? Get back on at 2:12 – no excuses.
Remember, you wake with an option for your daily attitude. Challenges will come up regardless.