Monday Motivation: Shift in Perception

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Monday Motivation - Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how I react to it - Charles Swindoll

Happy Monday! Do you need some Monday Motivation?

As we head towards the start of another work week, take a moment to pause and think about your reaction to something that has happened recently that was negative.

“Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

Was someone short with you at the grocery store? Was someone disrespectful towards you? 

Was it really something terrible? Could you have shifted your thinking into making something negative into something positive? Was it your reaction that made it a bigger deal than it needed to be?

Negative situations like this cause us anxiety, stress, anger and frustration. We blame others for mistakes and sometimes don’t take responsibility or see the situation from the other person’s point of view. 

Could you have reacted differently to the same situation and made it into a positive? Things don’t always work in our favour but it’s how you react to them that makes you stronger and allows you to grow as a human being.

See the story from the other person’s point of view. Everyone has other things going on with their life so take the time to make THEIR day a little brighter. 

A simple compliment. A warm smile. A sincere “thank you” to someone when you receive great service really goes a long way.

Breathe. Relax. Have patience.

Approach everything you do from a place of kindness and the world will treat you with kindness.

Have a great week! 

~ From the Flüffians

Photo credits: Patti Houston

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