There have been numerous songs about Mondays, with the most controversial perhaps being the Boomtown Rat’s “I don’t like Mondays”. It was about a young woman who went on a shooting spree with the excuse that she didn’t like Mondays!
For a lot of people Monday’s tend to be a challenge. They view it as the end of something good (a weekend) and the start of something bad (work).
That outlook means those people will wish away 5/7ths of their lives.
It is ALL in the attitude, which means that there is another way to look at Mondays.
“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” Francesca Reigler
Monday is just another work day.
Every work day you have the chance to learn and grow.
You have the chance to move towards your goals and to celebrate some achievements.
You have the chance to set new goals and start a new chapter in your life.
You can look for ways to differentiate yourself from your colleagues and enhance your personal brand.
You can take the opportunity to make new friends and meet new acquaintances.
You can view Mondays, just like any other day, as the first day of the rest of your life.
You can work at improving your knowledge, your productivity and your attitude. All of which will help your career.
You can just go through the motions.
Like most things in life. it is all in your attitude.
“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.” Scott Hamilton
Take charge of your own life … and as they say in those US army recruiting ads, “Be all that you can be!”
Kevin Dee is CEO of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)
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