Contentment Is An Inside Job

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln

In our culture, too many people believe that contentment comes from attaining material possessions or assuming positions of power.  However, they are not the keys to contentment.

If you are tempted to believe that you are going to be happy with more possessions or more power, then you might find yourself deeply disappointed.

True contentment comes from having a positive attitude.

As leaders we understand this means:

Remain upbeat– Even when you get beat down. Stay optimistic.

See solutions-Even when it looks like it will never work. There is always a solution.

Believe in yourself– Even when no one else believes in you. Stay positive. Your time will come.

Expect the best – Even when others do not see the best and they choose to see the worst.  Keep the faith.

Have hope– Even when others say it’s hopeless. For you there is hope.

No matter what happens to you, a positive attitude comes from within.

Your circumstances and your contentment are unrelated.

Your leadership and life contentment comes from within.

Lead From Within: Maintain a positive attitude today, and you will get through your difficult circumstances tomorrow.

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Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

9 Responses to “Contentment Is An Inside Job”

  1. Elissa Joy

    07. Aug, 2010

    Hi Lolly

    Thanks for the positive uplifting post today! Expect the best !! YES! indeed!!
    I wrote a positive blog today too that you may appreciate..it’s called Get Happy. http://www.wholisticmama.com

    peace and light
    Elissa Joy

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    • Lolly Daskal

      07. Aug, 2010

      Thanks Elissa,
      I loved your list of “Get Happy” Thanks for stopping by…come back often.

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  2. Janet Hilts

    07. Aug, 2010

    Love this: “Your circumstances and your contentment are unrelated.” Thanks for these great reminders, Lolly, that we are the captains of our own ships. I appreciate this simple but profound list that you brought together for us.

    Expecting the best,
    Janet Hilts

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    • Lolly Daskal

      07. Aug, 2010

      Janet, Life lessons are simple and profound. And I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your kind thoughts.

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  3. John

    08. Aug, 2010

    I needed to hear this today. Thanks Lolly

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    • Lolly Daskal

      08. Aug, 2010

      We all need to hear this! We all need reminders. So good to see you!

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  4. Adrian

    08. Aug, 2010

    Now I’ve got to your blog! Thanks for the guiding. I love the spirit of what you do! Great energy.

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  5. T.L. Lewis

    25. Oct, 2010

    Lolly,

    I have always been the “Mother Teresa” to all my friends, and now I’m at a juncture in my life when I need someone to remind and inspire me. I have so much yet to do. THANK YOU SO MUCH for doing what you do. When work, caring and passion merge we are blessed with people like you.

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    • Lolly Daskal

      28. Oct, 2010

      Thank you T.L.
      It is important to give as much as receive. Hoping you find your “Mother Teresa” in yourself as well as in others.

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