Do the right thing. That’s my best recommendation. At the same token, don’t expect others to respond in kind. It’s just not how the world works. Sometimes things might happen like:
– You say ‘Good Morning’ to a stranger and he or she doesn’t even aknowledge you.
– You are dating someone who you go out of your way to treat well and they ultimately decided to leave you.
– You get passed up for the job that you are certain that you are the best candidate for.
Life sucks sometimes. It can be easy to use that disappointment as an excuse to stop trying. After all, you worked hard and showed dedication and commitment(the proverbial blood, sweat, and tears). And for what? Why put in all of this extra effort?
Because having the right attitude is everything!
For all you know, the next job offer will come before you know it, and it will be even better then the job that turned you away! Maybe you will find someone who is so much better than the one that got away; Maybe the next person you smile at will be grateful that your positive energy brightened their day!
The catch is, the good fortune will only come if you continue to give the same passionate energy to everything you do. No one wants to hire the guy that has a chip on his shoulder and comes across angry. No one wants to date the guy who is depressed and not confident in who they are and what they have to offer. The person stuck in ‘whoa is me’ mode will miss out on the opportunities that are all around him(or her)!
Never stop believing in yourself! Talk to you tomorrow 🙂