Your Attitude Matters
Published on November 23, 2011Jim Rohn once said, “People say that others should not judge you. Here's a clue. They do”. There's a fine line between how we see ourselves and how the world sees us. It's one thing to say that we don't care what others think of how we dress or how we act or how we speak, but fact of the matter is that the perception of the world around us will affect how it interacts and what it offers our own life. This interaction affects business, relationships, opportunities and experiences. I was presented with what it looks like from another when it shines. I was picking up a morning coffee at Starbucks and the girl behind the counter stood out far ahead of the pack. She was what I would call “shiny”. Greeting me with a big smile. Making small talk about the weather. Asking if I had any plans for the weekend. Sincerely thanking me for my $2 order, followed by “Hope to see you soon”. All that for $2. As I walked out of the store I thought that if I was hiring she would be at the top of my list. If my son brought her home on his arm I would be thrilled to welcome her into my home. I expect a great many people her age consider themselves fortunate to count her as a friend. In short, this girl stood out. I'm certain a good number of customers that day felt the same way I did. Uplifted. All from a smile and a great attitude. Next time you venture out for the day know this. Your attitude matters.