I had a realization the other day.... Well not really a realization- more like a reminder...
Many of us find it all too easy to B!#&$ or to complain - to go out into the world and find what isn't working- what's not good enough- who isn't doing a good enough job - and then we complain about it...be it to a friend or two or three or more. Heck... these days we go as far as sharing it with the whole world on forms of media such as Yelp.... I realize how so many of us find it so easy to take the time to let it be known when something or someone didn't meet our standards. However, when we do this we are feeding into negative - giving the world around us more negative - and it becomes our focus...
My concern is if we are so quick to notice what isn't good enough or what was "wrong" in our mind - if this is where our perspective is, will we notice all that is good, great, and right around us? And, when we have a great experience - how quick are we to spread the good? How likely are we to take our time to sit down and write a good review- share a good experience - compliment someone to a manager - or tell a friend or two or more?
How often are we actually going out there into the world - with intention? ... Intention to find and seek out the good... the good moments - the good experiences - the good people - the good service .... How often do we walk out our door with the mindset "I want to see the great today!" I have a hunch that if we could get our mindset there we would see a lot more good worth talking about .... And the more good we witness - and write about - and talk about - and share - the more good we are putting into the world....
So I came up w a challenge - to myself - and to anyone else who wants to participate - the more the merrier - because it means more good will be circling around this world!!!!
My challenge is that we wake up and experience the world around us with intention - a clear intention - intention to seek out the good - the great ...and then SHARE it!!!!
What if we ALL lived w a little more intention and each of us committed to finding ONE good or great situation, experience or person to share EVERY week?? Think of the good that would be flowing all around us? Share it with a friend - share it w an employee's manager - or heck -be bold and share it on Yelp ...then we can start to even out the "B@$&!" fest !!!!
Who's with me?? I'm all in - maybe I will even share my findings on FB ... Who knows ... Maybe I'll write a book - a collection of great moments - great experiences - great people - great service .... but who really knows... What I am certain of is I will be a lot more grateful - and surrounded by a lot more good - because our focus shifts our reality! BOOM.
So if it sounds like a big commitment - initially commit for ONE week - it's a start right? And you never know the ripple effect it could create!! ;-)