We often resolve this time of year to make a change in something. But are we depending on the change to make us happy?
How about we resolve to be happy in our current surroundings? Not with, but in.
“Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind than on the externals of the world.”
This was written in a letter from George to his mother Mary Ball Washington. After complaining that her children weren’t properly caring for her, George encouraged her to move in with one of her three children or “make your income certain” by renting out her land. It was a practical approach aimed at helping make choices to ease ourselves of “care and concern”.
If you resolve to make a change, I hope it involves happiness.
“There’s no magic to my formula. I just make what I like — good, human stories in which you can get with people and which prove that the better things of life can be as interesting as the sordid things.” Walt Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)Tweet
There is a quote that says something like “life is 10% what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.”
Well, let’s just say it’s been a rough three years and I’ve been more Eeyore than Tigger, needing to be cheered rather than being the cheerleader.
As a leader or manager or supervisor (whatever your title) there is a responsibility that comes with the title. The French call it “noblesse oblige” – roughly translated “with privilege comes duty.” It is a privilege when we have the opportunity to lead a team of people but it comes with great responsibilities.
Being more of a Tigger will have a positive effect on your team and their productivity. Time to get bouncing!Tweet