Attitude, “it is a little thing that makes a big difference.” For some people, attitude presents a difficulty in every opportunity; for others, it presents an opportunity in every difficulty.
The reality is, there will be times of discouragement. But discouragement doesn’t mean we have to fall apart or quit.
As you stare down on this big ugly beast, realize that your reaction will determine your success or failure What will your reaction be, discouragement or comfort? Your answer depends on you. I think all of us will feel despair in the beginning. But it doesn’t have to consume us. In fact, I believe we must take advantage of these situations and find ways to stay motivated and encouraged in difficult times.
As a leader, one of the most frustrating things is to have someone on my team not take the initiative to make things happen. Instead they sit back and wait for direction, or constantly need my approval that their path or ideas are right.
Everyday seems to be an adventure to maintain a positive attitude. Sleepless nights are normal. If five hours of good REM sleep is achieved, I am satisfied and elated. Worry and anxiety become a normal routine. Our attitudes can take a big hit in an uncertain environment.