Stretching my borders, one thought at a time.

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.

6 comments

  1. True Laksh, as they say attitude determines altitude. Here’s something I came across a while back, very inspiring –

    “If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions.” – Woody Allen

  2. Cynicism creeps up before you even know it and normally I would read a post like this and the subsequent comments and shrug. However I must say that was inspiring, Lakshmi, especially with Suman’s comment. I don’t know you Suman, but thanks for sharing that quote. Need to put it on my wall so I remember.

  3. Laksh, with every visit at your blog, I take something with me ( see my selfish motive). Right now, right here, I can change my attitude and I might reach some altitude.work infront of me, like you said is not going to go away. It’s really a beast. But once I tackle it, I can treat myself with a good pat on my back. thanks for the post Laksh.
    Like Radhika said, I am going to put it on my wall too. Thank you Suman, yet again, for sharing such wisdom.

  4. It is amazing how much our mind and inner voice or soul shapes who we are and how we go forward in life. The key to success is to keep the little devil of negative thoughts and emotions as far away from our thoughts as possible and have a can do attitude in life. Your blog and wonderful words have been my inspiration of late, Thank you once again. πŸ˜€

  5. @Suman: Thank you for sharing this. Definitely one for my desk.
    @Radhika: I totally know the cynicism. I do that to many pieces I subscribe to. Most times the pieces that appeal to me depends on my frame of mind at that time.
    @Shy: Funny enough Shy, work was so much bearable after I poured it out here.
    @Arun; I actually did!
    @Kiran: Most welcome. Your comments always make me think and smile.

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