It’s always a choice.
“Two men look out through the same prison bars: One sees the mud and one the stars.”*
Most of us who’ve made radio our career have had zero control over what’s happened in, and to, our business over the past 25 years.
We didn’t control it when we started at our first station and we don’t control it now.
We do, however, control our attitude, even when things have gone badly.
Gratitude is always possible. Think of Nelson Mandela if a more personal example isn’t coming to you.
We can focus on all we’ve lost, or we can focus on all we’ve gained.
I look and see amazing friendships that have enriched my life beyond compare. You guys know how much you mean to me (even if I only rarely answer my phone).
I look and see myself being paid to touch lives.
I look and see all the fun, remember all the laughs, the amazing experiences that only happen inside a great radio station.
How about you?
What do you see?
Your circumstances may be out of your control, but how you view what is happening to you is a choice.
Look up. Find your stars.