Thursday, 24 May 2012 11:56

Choose to See the Opportunity

Written by Scott Greggory
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Yep, there are plenty of negatives about marketing and running a business and other aspects of day-to-day life. And you can let all of them bring you down and burn you out. Or you can accept the specific challenge of making lemonade from lemons.

The picture on the left is a perfect example. Someone adjusted their viewpoint, applied their wit, and converted two unsightly weeds into chuckle-worthy sidewalk art. Funny, right?

The image was on Facebook, so undoubtedly thousands of people will derive a moment of joy because one person chose to see the opportunity in a negative situation.

Your assignment: Once a week, identify a negative in your life and treat it with something other than the usual disdain. Whether it's a marketing task you dislike, an organizational challenge, even a certain customer, choose to approach "the problem" from a different angle - with humor or maybe an extra dose of patience.

You don't have to eradicate the negative; sometimes you just can't. But you can always choose to turn your weeds into pom-poms and see them, perhaps forever more, in a positive light.

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