Posts Tagged ‘mental shift’

Change Your Mind . . . Change Your Life!

October 27, 2008

My friend Janet hated her writing job. After too many years of doing the same old same old, she was no longer being challenged, every task became tedious, and the enormous weight of negative office politics dragged her down into the dark and dreary Land of Bad Attitude. But guess what happened when she was allowed to become a telecommuter? Overnight, she became Little Miss Sunshine! On the days when she came into work for meetings and to pick up assignments, she was cheerful, energized and had a kind word for everyone.

She was still doing exactly the same work for exactly the same salary for exactly the same company. The only difference is that she was able to work from home, an environment that felt more comfortable to her and one that she had more control over.

Although Janet’s attitude overhaul involved a significant physical change, her transformation really came down to a mental shift. The implications of that statement are staggering. We all have the power to reframe any situation simply by changing the way we look at it. (more…)