Michael is the kind of guy you love to
hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive
to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply,
"If I were any better, I’d be twins!” He was a natural motivator.
If an employee was having a bad day, Michael
was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side
of the situation. Seeing this style really made me curious, so one
day I went up to Michael and asked him, "I don' t get it. You
can' t be positive all the time. How do you do it?"
Michael replied, each morning I wake up and
say to myself 'Mike, you have two choices today. You can choose
to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood.' I choose
to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can choose
to be a victim or choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from
it. Every time someone comes to me complaining I can choose to accept
their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life.
I choose the positive side of life."
"Yeah, right. It isn't that easy."