Why is having the right attitude important?
I am sure you will agree with me about the importance of having the right attitude in life. I personally believe that your attitude is everything, and it determines to a very large extent the outcome of your life. We may not have control over the events and circumstances of our lives, but we have complete control over how we choose to either allow or not, the events of life affect our outlook and attitude.
Having a positive attitude has an effect on our outlook, and how we perceive and interpret life. Thinking about the classic analogy of either seeing a glass as half full or half empty, we note that it is possible for two people to interpret the exact same thing in different ways.
What is leadership?
What are the characteristics of a great leader? Does occupying a position of authority automatically make someone a leader, or is leadership something entirely different.
I just started reading a book written by Jefferey A. Krames – Lead with Humility: 12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis and this got me thinking more about what it means to be an effective leader. For most adults, chances are you will be leading at least one other person at one point or the other. It could be as a parent in a family, at work, at school e.t.c.
What is potential?
In order to have a chance to reach your full potential, you need to first determine what it means. The dictionary definition of potential is
- having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future.
- latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness.
- the possibility of something happening or of someone doing something in the future.
I call Norman Vincent Peale, the positivity guy. He was a minister and an author famously known for his book The Power of Positive Thinking amongst others.
Life is great, but also full of challenges. One of my mission is to be a source of encouragement to anyone that needs a boost. We all can use a little bit of positivity every now and then.
I have found that while reading motivational quotes would not solve world problems, it often leads to a shift in the readers’ mindset, that helps them to aim for greater things.
Here are 11 quotes by Norman Vincent Peale that will hopefully encourage and inspire you.
Different people would give different interpretations to the concept of Work-Life balance.
For me, it is more about living a balanced life. Our existence cannot just be simply put into just two boxes – the work box and the life box. This gives the impression that your work isn’t simply also a part of your life.
To truly have a balanced life, what you do for work has to be something that is meaningful to you, and that allows you to express your gifts and talents in a way that benefits the world.
While we don’t all start from the ideal place of doing work that is simply an extension of our life, and not something you ‘leave’ your life to go to, we should make this our goal.
Regardless of the phase, you are in your life, here are 12 quotes that will hopefully encourage and inspire you.