Transitions and Work Challenges

“Transitions are almost always signs of growth, but they can bring feelings of loss. To get somewhere new, we may have to leave somewhere else behind.” Fred Rogers.

“As work grows out of play, an attitude toward works grows with it -an attitude that may persist through our workaday life. That attitude can have a lot to do with how we accept challenges, how we cope with failures, and whether we can find in the jobs we do, the inner fulfillment that makes working worthwhile, in and of itself.” Fred Rogers

Today is a double header. Fred really nails two important topics that seem to be very much interconnected. Changes in life seem to come every day in different ways and magnitude. I think both of the quotes from Fred this time have the key to overcoming challenges and change in one simple word ATTITUDE. Attitude toward the future events of life and more importantly how you handle the challenges of each day, really is what makes the difference. With that positive attitude along with finding those small moments of lifes fulfillment is what can carry you through the next challenge. I think that is another example of how true Fred’s famous song lyrics (Its’ Such a Good Feeling)

really are.” And when you wake up ready to say, “I think I’ll make a snappy new day.” It’s such a good feeling, a very good feeling, The feeling you know that we’re friends.” It is the mental attitude to wake up ready to say, I’ll make today a snappy new day because of that small thing. It can get you through it.

One Response to Transitions and Work Challenges

  1. Jason says:

    I have been thinking a lot about this lately. I have found this so true. One of my favorite books is “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. In a concentration camp during World War II, he found a way to overcome the most horrific physical conditions with his mind. His ATTITUDE.

    Work, change, all those things seem pretty small in the grand scheme of things. Though on a side note, I think sometimes it is harder to “gird up the loins” when the challenges are smaller. It’s easier to grouse. I think I am a “gamer” in life and getting up for the big challenges are something I can do. Sometimes I find myself allowing the smaller things have too much control over me, rather than the other way around.

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