“You may not get to choose where you go, but you always get to choose how you’ll travel. We can decide to engage our challenges with passion, to fully commit to a goal, to compete with our past and improve, to overcome the setbacks we face, and to enjoy the journey along the way.” – Tim Elmore
How are you traveling?
Elmore’s quote reminds me how much attitude matters.
If you are fortunate, you like the path you’re on. You’re heading somewhere you chose to go. It’s easier to muster enthusiasm for a journey like that. You choose a direction. You head down the path. The “choosing” provides some energy.
But, inevitably, we encounter journeys we don’t choose. Maybe you encounter an illness. Maybe a financial challenge arises. Maybe a life condition changes which is hard and takes some coping.
So, when you’re on a road you don’t choose, how will you travel. You have a choice. Bitter or better?
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.