Choosing Your Attitude

Choosing Your Attitude - By Steve Wickham

I bumped into a guy in an elevator a while back and asked him how he was going. 'Fine,' he replied, 'but it will be better when the there is no more ill feeling around the bargaining,' he concluded. These guys were locked into a dispute over pay and conditions.
It was like there was no choice to this thinking. I thought straight away of the better way of compartmentalising one's thinking; our base values never change. Why should the way we treat people be affected by what they're giving or not giving us?
I was thinking at the time on the right thing to say like, 'You don't have to feel that way toward the company or its Human Resources people.' But I must admit I couldn't get over this guy's submissive resignation that he didn't have a choice. I will be better prepared next time I hope.
The truth is we have so much choice regarding how we'll treat people. If we don't treat people well, the egg only lands on our faces ultimately. It's the law of truth. Besides, treating people with respect no matter what the circumstances are is such an empowering way to live. We can rise up beyond our carnal selves any time we wish.
Becoming a person skilled in the personal mastery of choosing your attitude is not hard -- it simply requires focus and practise. Analyse your values. I think almost all of us are very decent people deep-down. There's nothing like being true to your deeper self at the surface too.

Copyright © 2008, Steven John Wickham.  All Rights Reserved Worldwide.Steve Wickham is a safety and health professional (BSc) and a qualified lay Christian minister (GradDipDiv). His passion in vocation is facilitation and coaching; encouraging people to soar to a higher value of their potential. Steve's key passion is work / life balance and re-creating value for living and an exploration of the person within us, and especially the breaking of gener ational curses.Article Source:  Article Source:

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