Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over our nation’s deserts. All vultures see is rotting meat, because that is what they look for. They thrive on that diet. But hummingbirds ignore the smelly flesh of dead animals. Instead, they look for the colorful blossoms of desert plants. The vultures live on what was. They live on the past. They fill themselves with what is dead and gone. But hummingbirds live on what is. They seek new life. They fill themselves with freshness and life. Each bird finds what it is looking for. We all do.
Your attitude, like that of the respective birds, formulates the way in which you see things. How you see things shapes the way in which you react, the decisions you make, and ultimately the leadership style that defines you.
Guard your attitude. Winston Churchill said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” He’s right. Your viewpoint is the product of your attitude. How is your view?
© Doug Dickerson
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