“A star is always shining even during the day. It’s just that people tend to see it only at night. Some people won’t easily see who you are or what you are. They won’t always see what you can do or what your value is, because it’s during the day in their lives. Wait until they reach the dark days or the night. That’s when they will see who you are and how valuable you are.”
Last night, members of our office witnessed the victory of the Cavaliers over the Golden State Warriors, in Oakland, California. Recently the Cavaliers have been just out of reach of victory after losses in games one, two, and four, one of which was even played at home. How did they overcome the cheers and screams of Golden State fans and manage to pull out a win for game five, despite the odds being against them? At our office we believe it is because they played the game with a positive mental attitude. They shone during the darkness when people believed they had already lost the finals.
A positive mental attitude, according to the Chicago Tribune, is “the philosophy that having an optimistic disposition in every situation in one's life attracts positive changes and increases achievement”. We utilize a positive mental attitude in our office throughout each day as we challenge ourselves to reach each and every one of our goals. Charles, a corporate trainer in our office, commented that “Having a positive mental attitude helps in my personal life to reach my goals, such as having the best relationship possible with my son and his mother. It also helps me to handle the ups and downs with replicating myself in my new trainees. The Cavs, despite facing the history of no team having ever come back from a 3-1 series, kept their attitude positive and worked to win and handle the ups and downs of this game in the series”.
As we congratulate the Cavaliers on their victory, we encourage them to continue keeping a positive mental attitude, and we will do the same. While there may be days where you shine and no one takes notice, it is those times when you shine brightest in the darkness that remind us success is possible and that even if the odds are against you, victory is just around the corner.