So it has been forever since I actually wrote on my blog. I decided to start somewhat fresh and just pulled in a few posts from some previous blogs I had written. For any of you who know me personally, on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, you know that I have had some crazy health issues lately. I won’t go into too much detail about them right now, but suffice it to say I was basically in bed for over two months and not able to work for 3. Things have improved some but the biggest thing this has brought about is a change in perspective for me in my life.
I was forced into the realization recently that I didn’t have a lot of control in my life right now. I was able to spend a lot of time thinking (yes it hurt), and reflecting on my life and the people around me. It took me 3 months but finally one day I decided I needed a knew motto for my life:
I know… I know… it sounds cheesy like something Tony Robbins would say. But there came a point where that really was the only thing I had control over.
This doesn’t have to just apply to if your life sucks. For those in the marketing industry some days I am sure you feel like I do that no matter what you do there is going to be – some algorithm change named after an engineer (Panda), some new ad product, tons of people typing in the keyword (not provided) – something which makes your life infinitely more complicated and takes away control of something just yesterday you could.
We all have a choice to make every minute, every hour and every day. We can choose to focus on what we can’t do, can’t control, who to blame, or we can focus on starting with the one thing we have 100% Control Over our attitude. Trust me you would be surprised what just making that one change in your life can do for you, and for those around you.
So what are you going to choose today?