Sometimes you just have to scratch your head and ask, “now what?”
This has been the sentiment of so many people I’ve been speaking to over the past few weeks who are looking around and seeing a world that is very different than the one they grew up in.
And it’s not just the economy that’s got them puzzled. It’s the attitude of their customers, that has changed.
There has been so many changes out there that people are just ready to throw up their hands and give up.
There is a better way to deal with all these shifts in our society and burying your head in the sand is just not your best choice.
It has been said that when the going gets tough, the tough get going and that holds true to this day.
It’s time to step up your game, it’s time to push harder, it’s time to find a new way of getting things done, of attracting new customers, and it’s time to dig a litter deeper into who you really are to find out what you’re really made of.
My focus has been on those companies, those people, and those ideas that are working, that are succeeding, and that are making a difference.
While they are not always easy to spot, they are out there if you’re willing to look for them.
You and I have heard for years that what happens out there is far less important to us than what happens in our own thoughts, but is that true?
I’ve been running a little experiment of my own and from what I can report back to you right now, it’s absolutely true and not only is it true, it creates changes you can really see in as little as 15 minutes.
So try this for yourself. Instead of repeating over and over again how bad things are out there, look for the one thing that you can point to that isn’t bad, and might actually be good.
As you do this, you’ll be in a position to begin feeling a little better. The more you do it and the better you feel, the better things will begin to go for you in your life.
I know it’s a little thing, but isn’t life really made up of a series of little things anyway?
Find the little things that can make you happy right now. Maybe it’s the upcoming football game, or maybe you’re going to eat something fun for dinner tonight. Maybe, you’re just happy that you’re getting over the flu and starting to feel like your old self again.
Yes, life can come down hard on us, and often there’s little we can do to avoid that from happening, but what we can do is manage how we deal with it.
I have come to believe that in anything that happens it is possible to find some measure of good along with the bad. And since you can’t focus on both at the same time, it’s actually a decision you make to either see the good side or the bad side of things.
In the end, the measure of your success can be traced back to how many times you sought and focused on the good side of life.
To me, knowing you’re out there reading this message really does make me smile.
Thank you for being part of this incredible journey with me.
‘The Motivational Marketer’