I love to start the day with a brisk walk around the beautiful village where I live. This morning was a great morning for a walk. The sun was up and there was a heavy ground frost. It looked beautiful and the leaves were crunchy under my feet.
Anyhow, as I walked my usual route, I bumped into 2 people who were also taking a morning walk. The first person commented what a beautiful, sunny morning it was. The second person complained about how cold it was, pointing to the white sheet of frost covering the fields around us.
The same situation… different perspectives!
Both the people I spoke with were 100% correct in what they said. It was a beautiful sunny morning, but it was also frosty. What changed was THEIR interpretation of what they saw. Their perspective. One focused on the sunshine, one focused on the frost.
Having worked with thousands of businesspeople, here’s what I have found: What matters most is not what life throws at you, but what you decide to do with it.
It’s what you do, with what you’ve got, that will determine how happy you are and how commercially successful your business will be.