“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.
© 2013 Lolly Daskal. All rights reserved.
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.