365 Ways to Start Over: Day #11 – Mostly Sunny or Partly Cloudy
When listening to weather announcers, is there really a whole lot of difference between “mostly sunny” or “partly cloudy?” Probably not. Or how about when they add, “with a 50% chance of rain.” Those of you who live in or have ever been to Pittsburgh know that this forecast could suffice for about 75% of the year in this town. The truth is that no one can predict anything with 100% certainty. But how we color our comments reflects how we see our life today and into the future. Quite simply “mostly sunny” sounds a lot more uplifting than anything cloudy. And there is a 50% chance that it won’t rain too.
Uncover the “perfect day” moments in your life each day and more of those moments will prophesy into the future. The day may be stressful but the sky may be a brilliant shade of blue that calls you to remember lying in your yard as a child and finding animals in the cloud shapes. You may have had an unpleasant encounter with a friend or colleague but you are grateful for the income of your job and that you have friends in your life. There are so many things outside of our control. We can only control how we see what happens. What forecast do you want to project?
Mary Lee Gannon is the president of Gannon Group – a full service executive coaching, training and consulting firm that provides productivity strategies for people and organizations by improving team performance, executive leadership skills, board performance, planning and project execution. Mary Lee’s personal turnaround came as a stay-at-home mother, with four children under seven-years-old, who endured a divorce that took she and the children from the country club life to public assistance from where within a short time she worked up to the level of CEO. Her book “Starting Over – 25 Rules for When You’ve Bottomed Out” is available in bookstores or at Amazon. Get her FREE ebook – “Grow Productivity – A Leader’s Toolbox” on her web site at www.StartingOverNow.com.