The one choice you always have is your attitude

Hey you,

As I wrote in the newsletter few weeks ago, there is quite a lot happening politically in the world these days that may make you feel insecure or uncertain about the future. You may feel that you don’t have control of your actual present right now or your future as it’s in flux with the constantly changing political climate. You feel stuck as you don’t know what’s going to happen. Maybe your job also feels uncertain as you don’t know where your company will be, depending on what happens with the politics of the moment. I understand how you feel as the present and the future both seem indeterminate and dependant on variables that are seemingly outside our control. There is so much happening in the world that can make one anxious, in particular if we want to make plans for the future and that is just not possible without first seeing what happens in the present. The politics isn’t only in Europe now either but also includes the many changes that are likely to take place in the Unites States with the upcoming election.

Right now the attitude that dominates is one of uncertainty; but uncertainty brings with it opportunity. I am also not happy about everything that’s happening politically now, mainly because I’m worried about what it will mean for my future and the future of my children. However, no one can control our life as we can. We choose our attitude and how we will wake up feeling every morning. Whatever happens politically, we still have the main control over our lives and especially over our reaction and our attitude.

Choose your attitude: when you wake up, you decide whether to be grumpy or to smile. You decide whether to be demotivated at work because you’re not sure that any of it will matter anyway long-term or whether to project yourself as a successful and proactive worker.  Play with the tools that life is giving you, give your best at work, be proactive, creating or suggesting solutions to your co-workers or bosses. Helping them to see the positive side will help you to get over the entire situation, will showcase you as proactive, and will inevitably help you and your company to be more successful (whatever happens).
You also still have full control over creating your ideal love story and your relationship. Give to the relationships you have fully, offering words of support and a sympathetic ear: to your friends, your partner, your children, your family. The need for love is everywhere and you have the ability to be the one who gives it. Be the chooser in your own love story, and in your own life story as well. Politics is just something that is here as an obstacle right now; but it is you inevitably who control your own destiny

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