There are certain moments in life that you have no control over. You may find yourself in the middle of a disaster or a terrible event that just ruins your mood. Take notice of everything that has happened and think, “Do I let the moment ruin me or not?” Attitude is not circumstantial. You have complete control over it. Circumstances simply come and go. Always put attitude over circumstances.
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This episode is titled Circumstances. The average person would be upset, angry for sure, in general, mad. I came home from a four-day trip, two days in New York, Josh Groban’s charity event and then two days in Vegas mentoring at the Success Resources GMP. I come home and my basement office is flooded. My carpet is destroyed. My beautiful desk is sitting on the soaking wet carpet. I pulled some of the cove bases back and it is black mold everywhere. I have so much work to do. If you know my brain, I don’t work that well without structure, organization, and things neat and tidy. Here’s the deal, attitude is not circumstantial.Attitude is not circumstantial. Click To Tweet
I don’t know if you’ve heard some of my previous podcasts, I talked about how I went a number of years without ever saying a negative word. I didn’t raise my voice. I didn’t swear. I didn’t say anything negative. It was based on a Rich DeVos book that I read. All of a sudden one of my kids was falling down the stairs and I caught myself swearing and I go, “That breaks my record.” Here’s the deal. I’ve been in a freaking great mood. I’m sitting here in a swamp. It smells like mold. It’s terrible. I should be angry because the water came in through the window, through the glass panes, and through the shielding of it. I should be angry at the builder of the house and I don’t care. I don’t care because it’s another battle. You’re either in a storm or you’re about to go into a storm or you just came out of a storm. I am not going to let a one-week distraction of ripping this place apart, rebuilding the bottom of each wall and the new carpet and possibly throwing away an antique desk, it’s not going to stop me for five seconds.
I’m enjoying it. I’m going to get a brand-new carpet. I might even get a new desk. The reality is I am not going to let this tiny blip destroy any of the momenta that we have. We’ve got a nice presentation coming. Kerri and I will speak in front of 10,000 people, the California Women’s Conference. I follow that up with getting my book finalized after two years and three months and we have momentum. We came out of our Digital Footprint conference and I’m not going to let a ruined office ruin the momentum. Here’s the deal and never forget this.Breathe life into people, not suck them dry. Click To Tweet
Your attitude is not circumstantial. I guarantee you 80% of the people reading this are dealing with some serious stuff right now. If you bring that stuff into your house, your spouse, your kids, your friends, and your relatives feel it, then you don’t understand. Your attitude is not circumstantial. I went all those years without saying a negative thing and everything was happy, joyful and I was always smiling. You’ve got to think I was going through some stuff at some point, but my wife and kids don’t have to know. That’s my job. That’s my responsibility to shoulder the stuff. I am on this planet to promote goodwill, joy, fun, and life. My job is to breathe life into people, not suck them dry with my pity party. Attitude is not circumstantial. I hope this helps.