Sometimes all it takes is a small shift in thinking to change your life. Here are a few great ways to shift your perspective.
Forget Who You Want People To Be, Learn To Work With Who They Actually Are
People have different values, ethics, work processes, and levels of enthusiasm. Instead of wishing someone did something differently, it’s much better to learn to work with them on their terms. While they may have a way of doing things that clash with how you like to get things done, you’ll find that once you accept who they are and what they do, things will go much smoother.
Relish Finding the Positives In “Negative” Situations
Bill Gates had the Zune. Steve Jobs had the Macintosh TV. The people who are most successful in life are the ones that can salvage the positives from a negative situation. If you find yourself reeling from a bad experience, look for positives that will help you grow. This won’t just help you better yourself in the future, it will help you see the present in a more positive light. It may be hard to do at first, but if you get in the habit of looking for positives, you’ll find yourself doing it all the time.
If you feel like you are dealing with a sea of negativity around you, don’t let it change who you are or how you do things. Be generous. Whether it’s your time, expertise, or money, give what you are comfortable giving. Not only will this make you feel good, but you’ll also find that generosity is contagious.
To Quote That Ubiquitous Disney Song, “Let It Go”
You know that Frozen song you heard a million times (10 million times if you have kids)? Along with being an earworm of a song, “Let It Go” also offers some great life advice. When something bad happens to you, or an experience leaves you less than satisfied, don’t dwell on it, let it go. It takes a little bit of work, but once you allow yourself to let bad experiences go, you’ll be a much happier, and driven, person.