Day two of the “government shut down” and day two of Obama care. I attended a business meeting this morning consisting of 11 business owners. The usual agenda consisted of everyone sharing something about their businesses and how things are going.
The first eight participants focused on the bad parts of the government shut down and the perils of Obama Care. Their negative attitude carried over into their business narrative and the negative grew as each person took their turn.
The 9th person got up to speak and he went to the front of the room and presented one of the most uplifting talks I have heard in a long time. He started by saying how fortunate each of us is to be in our own business, and how much opportunity each of us still had to grow our business.
He wouldn’t let us leave the meeting on a negative note; instead he spoke about our responsibilities to ourselves, our families, our employees and our community. He emphasized the importance and the benefits of having a positive attitude.
With so much bad news and all the finger pointing between and within the two parties in Washington the public is left with either a “I don’t care attitude” or left in a depressed state of mind.
One of the best recommendations I can make is to stop watching the news, listening to the radio or reading a newspaper. This is the very best time to grow your business; the opportunities we have today will never be available again, so take advantage of them.
Dennis Waitley observed, “The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success. But you can’t buy an attitude for a million dollars. Attitudes are not for sale.”
Your attitude at the beginning of a task affect its outcome more than anything else.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”