Friday, February 17, 2012

Pretty Well

We live in a 50/50 world. Life is rarely "all good" or "all bad" for any of us. So we have to decide how to tell the story. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? We could legitimately tell the story either way.

May I make a recommendation: when you have opportunity describe your life as half-full. When people ask you how it's going why not put a positive spin on the story?

Here is a secret your friends will not tell you: no one likes to hang around negative people.

A long time ago I learned this from my Uncle Charlie. He told me, "If you want to be a leader, make sure you say ten positive things for every negative comment you make. If you don't, people will begin to write you off. Every time you speak they think, 'There he goes again.'"

So when people ask you, "How's it going?" answer, "Pretty well." After all, isn't that true? Your life is going pretty well.

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