This blog post is taken from my book Golden Nuggets, and it’s a good reminder that we get to choose our attitudes.
I say this, because your attitude and how you feel isn’t determined by your circumstances.
The way that you interpret events determines how you feel, and the way that you interpret events is determined by your attitude.
When you receive (what you perceive to be) good news, then you probably become cheerful and feel more positive toward everything.
When you receive (what you perceive to be) bad news, then you probably become upset, angry, easily irritated, and short-tempered.
Even if the news isn’t accurate or true, the way you interpret it still determines how you feel.
Having a positive attitude is a choice, so make the choice to interpret your circumstances through “Positive Lenses.”
Every cloud has a silver lining, so the next time you hear (what seems to be) bad news, your job is to figure out a way to turn the “bad news” into “good news.”