Our attitude, the way we react to any event does have an impact on us. This morning, I faced some challenges at work. I let those negative circumstances impact my whole morning. Everything went wrong until I decided to pause and redirect my thoughts. After reflecting for a moment, I came to the conclusion that I could only control myself and not my surroundings.
Once I decided to focus on my own feelings, things fell into place. I was able to manage my day and stopped negativity from dragging me down. Someone pointed out that my positivity was like disconnecting myself from our work reality. Actually, I was more connected to reality as I knew it was a temporary situation and did not let it negatively affect me. My philosophy was simply to adapt and move on as I could not change what was happening.
Taking myself out of the situation that I cannot control is not easy and requires practice and patience. I have learned to respond rather than react to any difficult moment. I’ve learned no matter my circumstances, to remain positive and calm. A positive attitude always makes things easier.
Sometimes, things may be different from what we envision, therefore we need to try a new approach. It is imperative to learn to handle negative with positive. We must accept the fact that we can’t change everything, but we can only change our attitude.