Be the change

And it dawned on me, while reading a book, be the change.

I’m not going to sugar coat it, yesterday was awful. I was in tears twice due to a crazy amount of stress and feeling completely out of control of everything (which by the way is like my biggest fear in life).  I got home feeling defeated, a huge stack of work to be done and not a bit of motivation left in me.

I took 30 minutes to read a book I just started. After 30 minutes of reading about Rorke Denver’s SEALs training I quickly read an article assigned to my office by my boss.  Both basically slapped me with the same message in very different ways.

be the change

How can I possibly expect things from my team that even I am falling terribly short of?  I want a team that is energetic with go-getter attitudes, people who are proactive and helpful.  I can’t expect anything from someone who I myself am not willing to take on.

My moods, my personal feelings of defeat or being overwhelmed, those are not the problems for my team to see on my face.  They need me to be 110% of me – happy, encouraging, and positive. So today I went in  with a smile on my face and as happy as I could manage (considering the long hours I’ve been keeping) and was annoying even myself with my positivity.

I don’t know if it made a dent today, but I’m convinced, if for no one other than myself, that eventually my positive energy will make for a positive change on the team.  That will begin to work more closely and in sync with each other towards our commons goals.

Now please let’s all join hands and sing Kumbaya…kidding.  But seriously this is about as touchy feely as I get so hope you enjoyed it and don’t expect it too often. 🙂


8 comments on “Be the change

  1. Good on you. The power of a positive outlook and disposition cannot be understated. I hope you see the change in those on your team. At the same time, make sure you are being kind to yourself. It’s a big burden to be everything to everybody, up to an including their attitude! #happydiaries

    • It can be draining. Luckily it has changed the atmosphere at work so I’m getting good energy back. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Hi Jessica. Thanks for stopping by. There have been countless studies that prove that. Plus I believe its a mind over matter type thing as well. You can choose to be positive or you can choose to be negative. At some point you just have to smile through it decide to be happy.

  2. I am very honoured that you shared this special moment with us here 😉
    seriously, I do believe that positivity breeds positive outcomes. Xx Thanks for linking, Tracey #happydiaries

    • Absolutely Tracey. I love the #happydiaries. Thank you for starting a trend of happiness on the web. It is really needed!

  3. Sometimes it is hard to be positive and motivate the team but even though change is hard you will feel so much better overcoming the fear of change which we all have. #happydiaries

    • The change in the office is amazing. Rising above all the negativity and pushing for something positive in the office has been wonderful for our morale and for our productivity. Thanks for stopping by Sue!

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