I used to work with a grumpy assed individual who explained his being in a rut to me one day. He said “Im in a rut, do you know what that is”? “No”, says I, “what are you talking about”? “A rut is a grave with the ends kicked out, HA!” he barked. And that pretty much said it all. His attitude and outlook was in a “never ending grave”, and he had basically given up on being any different. I hope this doesn’t describe you, or almost as important, the people you choose to associate with. If it does though, don’t be like this old guy and just give up. There is hope, and a light at the end of the tunnel!
Pity is one of the noblest emotions available to human beings; self-pity is possibly the most ignoble . . . . [It] is an incapacity, a crippling emotional disease that severely distorts our perception of reality . . . a narcotic that leaves its addicts wasted and derelict. — Eugene H. Peterson
You need to begin by asking yourself why your attitude isn’t what you wish it could be. If you are a leader of any sort, you can’t afford to be in this state of mind! Most people slide down into this condition because they are disappointed with their circumstances, or decisions that they have made. Know this, you can change your attitude or how you see your circumstances or your situation right now. Work with me on this, I dare you!
All it takes is a step in the opposite direction. Lead out. Show people how it is done. Take your life back!
"Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms —to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
— Victor Frankl
Man's Search For Meaning