Attitude or Skill?
What is going to make the difference in your personal or professional life? Every day at work, at home, and out with friends, the same subject seems to come up –
“When is this economic beat-down going to end?”
My answer – “Why not today?”
The reality is, we all have at least the same skill level, and likely even more skills than we did when this “economic beat-down” started. I believe learning new skills is important to continued success, but this is a distant second to having and MAINTAINING the right attitude.
The Attitude Difference is simple:
The “beat down” attitude believes that no matter what I do it won’t make a difference. This guarantees that whatever skills you have will remain hidden, which guarantees that nobody is going to buy them!
The “opportunity” attitude believes that when times are tough, people need more help than ever. Even better, a creative and positive attitude stands out and inspires hope. Hopeless people don’t take action. Hope-filled people take action.
Start today creating the hope-filled “opportunity” attitude in yourself. Then, in your next meeting at work, or with a client, or conversation with a friend, share your hope with them. Offer them a creative solution delivered with skill and based on hope. Today, more than ever, people must have hope first, before they will take action with skill. Be the hope people need.