… Determines how people receive it. I strongly believe that your attitude has a huge impact on how people receive a situation. You can make it or break it by the way you react on things, by the way you carry yourself and by the way you communicate things to others. It’s up to you if you blow a situation out of proportion or if you make something major appear like a minor hiccup.
It’s something I learned over the many years of my life and especially working the job I used to have. I admit I did not always handle situations perfectly well and that’s probably why I can tell now how much of a difference your behavior can make.
In a couple of days I will start my block of work again. I’m looking forward to it so very much. It will bring back my little piece of the past, not just with the environment I will work in but also what I will be doing and people I will see and haven’t seen for the last 12 months or even longer.
My take on “Time”, inspired by Silvain Landry’s SL – Week: Time
“…it’s like this. Sometimes, when you’ve a very long street ahead of you, you think how terribly long it is and feel sure you’ll never get it swept. And then you start to hurry. You work faster and faster and every time you look up there seems to be just as much left to sweep as before, and you try even harder, and you panic, and in the end you’re out of breath and have to stop–and still the street stretches away in front of you. That’s not the way to do it.
You must never think of the whole street at once, understand? You must only concentrate on the next step, the next breath, the next stroke of the broom, and the next, and the next. Nothing else.
That way you enjoy your work, which is important, because then you make a good job of it. And that’s how it ought to be.
And all at once, before you know it, you find you’ve swept the whole street clean, bit by bit. what’s more, you aren’t out of breath. That’s important, too… (28-29)”
― Michael Ende, Momo
Also inspired by the Daily Post WPC: Time
It’s everywhere and constant. Noise and rush. There is always some noise and we are always rushed. Cars, people, phones, music or someone’s building something. I think it is interesting to watch people deal with it. How we start rushing. How the buzzing gets to us and even before we have to deal with the hectic day to day issues in our jobs or lives we have already a totally different pace than we would normally have.