by Aubrey Patterson
Have you ever noticed how some people seem to brighten and warm-up every room they enter?
Like a weather front moving in, everyone feels a change as soon as that person enters the conversation.
Carry Your Weather
We all carry our own weather.
When you carry your weather with you, you can choose to be consistent, regardless how people treat you. (Dr. Stephen R. Covey)
Certainly, carrying good weather comes easier to some than others, but whether we are greeting a visitor at the front desk, leading a meeting, or listening to someone else lead, we have the ability to be a room brightener.
Regardless of today's forecast, we always have a choice.
And maintaining a positive mindset is always easier than regaining a positive mindset, but sometimes we have to dig a little deeper to model what we'd love to see in others.
Assume a cheerfulness you do not feel, and shortly you feel the cheerfulness you assumed. (Chinese Proverb)
Whether the room brightens when we enter or exit is most often is determined by the weather we carry.
Are we bringing a warm front, extra clouds, or a tsunami?