“My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.” –Richard Branson
We can easily write off that quote from such a bugzillionaire by the rationalization that, were we as rich and successful and set in life, we wouldn’t HAVE TO do anything either.
We find ourselves needing to do many things in our day that don’t necessarily fit our ideas of “wanting” to do.
Yet, that quote may point to the exact line of thinking — and active practice — behind big, fulfilled lives and awesome dreams come true. We can control and shift how we face anything. We have that power.
It’s not to say that a constant dread of our current work isn’t something to make note of and, if necessary, make a change. And yet, as a great book, The War of Art, points out, even when we’re on track for the fulfillment of our dreams, we still face resistance: not just external, but internal.
One of our most valuable personal assets, and that which we always completely own outright, is our attitude.
Do you find that people around you want to steal yours…or are they glad you possess it and, therefore, are keeping it out of circulation?
Got an attitude?
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” –Khalil Gibran
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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