You can choose to see the glass half full. You can choose to see the positive things going on in your organization if you look hard enough. You can choose to care most about your development and the positive impact you can have on those around you.
Don’t wait to be inspired — inspire yourself and those around you by seeing and having the courage to pursue opportunities those around you can’t see. As an inside entrepreneur, this matters because it’s easy to fall into the trap of fear and complacency.
If you’re fearful, dig deeper, and find out why. If your concerns are legit, address them; if they’re unfounded, fill your bucket with more possibility thinking and inspiration in order to drown out the fear.
Complacency is wicked — it can sneak up on you over time, is hard to identify and it’s hard to get moving once it sets in. Are you working toward a broader vision or goal that’s shaping you in its pursuit? Is it something you care about? Or, do you feel like you’re sleep walking? If you’re in a state of complacency, reflect on where you’re at and start developing a broader vision or goal to work toward. It’s always good to involve people you care about in the process – especially the ones who have the courage to lay it out for you.
Whether you’re in a position of authority doesn’t matter. By seeing the glass half full, you can inspire those around you to change how they think. Especially for people who have been stuck for awhile.
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