Getting the best from yourself and others all starts with one: one thought … one word … one action. “One” is the first note in orchestrating the personal attitude that shapes and directs your life – and impacts the members of your team.
Your thoughts, words, and actions are like individual notes that work in concert to create the power of one person – YOU – to make a difference. You can harness your “power of one” if you simply:
- Catch one negative thought and turn it into a positive one;
- Think of one thing for which you are grateful at the beginning of each day;
- Say one “Fantastic!” when a friend or team member asks how you are doing;
- Assume the best in one upcoming situation;
- Keep on moving one more time when you experience adversity;
- Help one friend or colleague in a time of need – and take pride in it.
Many people used to feel that one vote in an election couldn’t really make a difference. Well, recent political elections that have been decided by razor thin margins have proven them wrong. A single act can make a difference … it can create a ripple effect felt many miles and people away.
So, ask yourself: What’s one thing I can do today that will make a positive difference in my attitude? Then DO IT!
Repeat that process every day and your life will improve – and so will the lives of the people you lead. Attitudes are truly powerful … and they’re contagious!
“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”
— Henry Ward
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