I’ve noticed people we all consider successful are never bored. They’re always doing something and not just anything, but useful things. Successful people are reading, writing posts, jotting down ideas, listening.
We are creatures of habit. We all know some habits are good and others are not. What we forget however, is our daily personal habits translate into our professional lives more than we know. Far too often, I’ve caught myself doing something in the office, that comes directly from my personal habits.
How much time do you waste trying to change things you can’t? Think about this for one moment. I’ve realized, no matter what I do, there are some things in life that I simply have no control over. I can’t change them. So why bother trying?
After all, trying to make something or someone conform to what I want is a huge time sink.
I learned a long time ago, that success is made through attitude. The more positive you are, the more success you will find. We all want things to be easy. The number one complaint you hear from all walks of life is how hard things are. Go in search of your easy and think positive.
When you have a positive outlook, you are happier. Things in life, regardless of what they are, are far easier when you’re happy. Now I don’t expect nor want anyone to be that annoying positive.
Part of being sucessfully positive is also being realistic. It’s fine to express sadness and you need to recognize when you’re not happy. But don’t dwell in negative thoughts. Recognize the challenges and overcome. This is good for leadership and for your creative process.