“…Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms–to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~ Viktor Frank from Man’s Search for Meaning
Do you need an attitude adjustment? Okay, I get that this question might take you right back to your teenage years and you may suddenly hear the voice of a parent or teacher asking you this question. Put that memory aside and be honest with yourself. What’s your attitude like right now? What’s your attitude toward yourself? Toward those who matter most to you? Toward your work? Toward your future?
What attitude are you choosing right now? As a leader who is committed to making a difference, how does your attitude impact the way you lead?
I have shared my thoughts on the connection between leadership and hope on this blog in several previous posts. If you believe it’s true that “a leader is a dealer in hope” as Napoleon Bonaparte asserted, does your attitude reflect a level of hope and optimism that you are consciously sharing with others?
These are big questions, which may not be easily answered, especially if you’re struggling with your attitude at the moment. If you decide you need an attitude adjustment, what’s holding you back from taking the first step today?
Share your thoughts and your answers to any of the questions above in the comments.
“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.”
~ William James
~ William James