Positive Tips #14: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Sometimes you go through a day and everything seems to be going well and then all of the sudden you get hit with something that completely derails your day. Perhaps someone had negative feedback for you during a meeting. Maybe you dropped some of your food on the floor. Maybe your boss gives you a little too much feedback. All of these things have the potential of making a good day, a bad one.

When you take a look at these things, first think to yourself, are these things really a big thing that should affect me? I mean sure, no one wants to get negative feedback or get criticized but is it enough to ruin your day? Perhaps the best approach to this situation is to look at it as an opportunity to better yourself and to learn from the experience. If you can show the world that you can battle back from small stuff happening, you will look more professional and people will respect you more. It’s all about taking the learnings you can get from every experience, reflecting upon it, and applying it to future situations.

Guaranteed if you look past smaller issues, you will achieve a more positive attitude and really inspire others around you as you remain unrattled through even the toughest of situations.

-The Lermz

The Lermz

Michael Lerma graduated the University of Notre Dame in 2009 with an Information Technology Management degree. He is currently a senior Project Manager with the Nielsen Company.

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