As I sit at my desk laboring over something that should have been done in a snap in an earlier life, I felt frustration mount. I kept comparing how much easier it would have been in a graphical world. As I cursed under my breath for the umpteenth time, I let go and stared at the pictures I have lining my cube. My family surrounds me.
Fingers playing with the iPhone, I flipped to the email app and saw there was a new comment. A new comment never fails to cheer me up. Clicking from comment to my earlier post on happiness, I realized I did have a choice. I could complain about how easy this task could have been in a different system or in a different software. The truth is, I have to get this done and on what I have in front of me. Clarity dawning on me like a cloud of light, I started again with renewed vigour. I am no where close to being done, but the change in attitude has been worth it.
Trying to work with a negative mindset made me see everything as a road block. Now, magically everything is a challenge to be conquered. Nothing changed but for my attitude and that makes all the difference.