Everything may not be perfect in your life, but if you don’t learn to be happy where you are, you will never get to where you want to be. You may not have the perfect job, but you should thank God that you at least have a job. Some people would love to have your job. So get up, get excited, and go to work with a new enthusiasm.
Don’t come into work with a long face and waste half the day on the internet or daydreaming about where you would rather be; give your employer 100% and do your work with all your heart, to the best of your ability. Everyone else may be slacking off and having a bad attitude. Don’t be part of the problem; be part of the solution.
Enthusiasm is contagious. If you go into your workplace with a smile on your face and full of life, full of joy, full of victory, you’ll start to rub off on others. The whole office will come up to a higher level, thanks to you.
Do you get up each morning passionate about your dreams? Are you grateful for the home you live in? I’m living in a tiny house and I can’t stand it. I want a bigger one! No, you must learn to be happy right where you are. Don’t go around complaining and thinking about everything that’s wrong with your life. You may not be living in your dream house, but you should be thankful you have a roof over your head. Thank God you are not homeless. I go down the street and see people holding up signs for money or for food. Where do they sleep? I am always in my soft bed with a pillow and nice sheets. Where do they lay their heads at night? I am so thankful that I am not in the same position. Be thankful for what you have. Maybe your car is old, but you have a car. Where is their car? We need to recognize how much we really have and be thankful and happy.
Certainly, we all have obstacles in our path and challenges to overcome, but your attitude should be, “Thank God I’m Alive.” I live in a great country. I have a great family. I have a lot of opportunities. So make the most of your day and give it your best.
We always say, “I’ve got to do this, go here, do that.” No, you don’t have to do anything, you get to do it. We need to change our perspective. Don’t do things out of obligation or because you have to, do them with an attitude of gratitude. I don’t have to go to work or take care of the kids; they should be a blessing. I get to take care of them. Remember, be grateful for what you have!