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Friday, November 5, 2010

Lean Quote: A Good Attitude is a Choice

On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.

"The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood." — Voltaire

So much of what you can accomplish depends on your attitude.  One of the best ways to maintain otpimism is to have "a focus of hope."  This means having goals that you strive toward with the hope of creating better conditions for you and for those around you.
We know Lean is a the journey not a destination.  Have fun and remain optimistic in the pursuit of your goal.  Enjoy the journey.  Some people become so obessed with trying to achieve that they forget to have fun along the way. 
“We are not responsible for what happens out there, what others do or think. We are responsible only for how to choose to respond. The responsibility for us is ours.”  — Joy of Working by Dennis Waitley and Reni L. Witt

Below are several things you can do today to control your attitude.
  • Keep an open mind
  • Be “in the moment”
  • Trust your instinct
  • Train yourself to respond not react
  • Take a creative approach to living
  • Stay connected
Do you have the courage it takes to control your attitude in all situations?  Your accomplishment depends on it.

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