Perhaps the one thing that we always hate is losing control.  It is never a pleasant experience.  Nevertheless, in our lives we all face situations in which we have lost or will lose control.  Situations over which we lose control include:

Clients and customers.
Company revenue.
Public relations.
Natural disasters.
Technology disruptions.
Your job or employment status.
Personal health or wellness.

Unfortunately, the list could go on endlessly.  It seems we are never at a loss for elements over which we can lose control.  A positive—albeit unhappy—supply!

The one item over which you always have total control is your attitude.  Regardless of how difficult the challenges may be, we each retain the free will to choose what our attitude will be.  If we choose a negative attitude, we usually find the rest of the day does not go as well as it could have.  If we choose a positive attitude even in spite of difficulties, it is amazing how much better that day progresses.

Although you may face many situations or circumstances in which you lose control, always remember that you can totally control your attitude.  Moreover, it is your attitude that will be your key to success.

About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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