My wife's cousin posted this chilling picture on her FB page this morning. It provoked a question, "Do outside temperatures affect your attitude?" While pondering the question, some wise words from a mentor drifted into my head like a snow flurry...always affect your environment, never let it affect you. My attitude thermometer started heating up. It was time to take the gloves off and type these weather-proof pointers:
- The weather outside may be challenging. So are many other unplanned events that you didn't see in the forecast. None of these needs to freeze up your attitude thermometer. The fire of your passions burning inside you never needs to cool down just because Mother Nature caught a cold.
- The weather is your friend as long as you learn how to adapt. Let your competitors crawl back under the sheets while you are out there battling the elements. Your customers will be happy to see you and probably have a lot of time on their hands to spend with you as long as you show up.
- There is always something positive to do -- even when there is a negative sign in the temperature. Use the wind to go windsurfing, use the snow to go sledding, and use the water from all the melting snow to enjoy white-water rafting when the rivers are flowing.