We all have people in our lives who are more fun to be around than others. Is it because they’re funny? Entertaining? Wise? Interesting? I’m sure we enjoy all of that. But I think more than anything, it’s their attitude.
People who have cheerful, positive, friendly dispositions are just more enjoyable to be around. They make us feel good. And their demeanor tends to rub off on us. We’re positively affected by their positive attitude.
Conversely, people with poor attitudes tend to bring us down. We’re affected by their outlook, their complaints, their focus on themselves and many other things. They’re what I call stinking thinkers—people with Mental BO. You know the kind—the ones who light up a room—by LEAVING.
Living your best life requires that you deal well with all that comes your way.
Painful things happen to good people and sometimes pleasant things happen to bad people. If you wish to live a full life, you can expect to have some disappointments as well as triumphs. Some small, some big. Some that knock the breath out of you and some that take your breath away.
Hurt, disappointment, loss and even catastrophes come to us all.
The real test is how we respond when these things happen. Far too many people remain stuck in the pain and grief and burn up precious time, energy and emotion in something that has already happened—even when there is nothing that can be done to change it.
So you are having a bad day at work—your boss won’t listen to you, things are not going as planned, your colleagues are being jerks.
Certain work scenarios inevitably put you into a bad place, and all you can feel at that time is you losing control and your blood pressure going high. Although some people really do take out their rage onto small things like throwing their notepad or just shouting at their subordinates, but that’s rarely a solution. In situations as infuriating as these, are there any comfort zones or instant relief elements that can help you keep you as calm, composed and collected as the amazing person you really are?
Keep Calm and Ask these Questions