This past week or so has been interesting, both from a sports perspective and the great British weather. England are 1-0 up in the Ashes series, the British and Irish Lions won the rugby test down-under, and finally after a 77 year wait, a British player has won the Wimbledon tennis final, amazing.
The most interesting part for me was the attitude. Sure, Andy Murray has been at Wimbledon before, but so many times we saw him lose a set and his attitude appeared to be one of resignation. He just could not pull it back. This time we could see the determination, the precision shots, the focus, even when losing a set, he played more doggedly than ever before and fought back. He tried shots we all thought impossible, but he made them.
We never saw this attitude from him before, a real game changer. So too with the weather, finally after waiting until July, we get some real summer weather. With this our attitude changes, we become more positive, visibly happier and look as though the world is suddenly a different place, it is. It’s sunny and very hot! Yes we have the usual things that make us fall apart, like melting tarmac, the railways disrupting our journeys and temperatures within the underground tube reaching 50 degrees and making commuters swelter. It seems that any sort of weather extreme and we just can’t cope. However it’s our attitude that makes the difference. We resign ourselves to the fact that the country can’t cope, but we make the most of it. We suffer the traffic and delays and still head to the beach or rivers. We are different people.
The same goes for anything we put our minds to, work, study, processes, design, operations and life goals. Once we see some “sun” and light, we see the goal clearly visible and attainable, our attitude changes and we become more determined, more focused that we reach the deadline and destination. The more we see those around us experiencing the same, the more we are encouraged. In truth, positive thinking is the true force in our lives. We just need to recognize it, channel it and focus on it, and amazing things will occur.
Andy Murray proved that.
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