GRATEFUL FOR ABILITY TO SHIFT MINDSET….
Today, I got caught up in the unknowns, the what-if’s, and the “stuff”. Yes, the “stuff”. The “Minus 18″….
Let me explain…At staff retreat, we watched a TED Talk on how we communicate to each other and our youth. For example, when a student gets a 2 out of 20 on a paper, it is easy to sit there and criticize the 18 things that went wrong, and how awful it is to have 18 failures. OR, we can focus on the 2 things done right. The “plus 2”.
Yes, it is beneficial to assess our weaknesses and learn from them, however, take a moment to think about how we do that… do we bring each other down by pointing out all the negatives, every single day? Or do we focus on the “plus 2”?
You decide. Today, I focused on the wrong things. Until I remembered THIS BLOG. And stopped. Shook myself, stopped beating myself up for what was going “wrong”, and I opened my eyes to see what REALLY matters in life… friendships. families. love. teams. communication. passion. talents. giving. caring. being. doing. creating. permanent smiles. endless laughter for no reason. bear hugs….I could go on and on.
The plus 2.