Tigger or Eeyore?
“A father was late getting to his son’s baseball game. As he sat down behind the players’ bench he asked one of the boys known as a real leader on the team what the score was. “We’re behind 14 to nothing,” he answered with a smile. “Really!” the Dad replied. “I am surprised that you don’t look very discouraged.”
“Discouraged?” the boy replied with a puzzled look on his face. “Why should we be discouraged? We haven’t been up to bat yet!”
… Just as pessimism erodes our ability to deal successfully with change, so does optimism enhance it.” (Jim Clemmer, Leaders Inspire Their Teams with Optimism)
“You just have to decide if you’re a Tigger or an Eeyore.” (Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture)
As you go through your day, decide if you want to be an optimist or a pessimist. Don’t forget … others will be affected by what you decide.