Manufacture Your Day by CHOOSING TO BE OPTIMISTIC
I feel it so important to remind myself and others about the power of optimism. Seriously, optimism has gotten me through some pretty difficult times in my life.
How would you emotionally and mentally benefit if you would treat your daily challenges as a dance rather than a disaster?
Nobody would have expected even a few short weeks ago how much our personal and professional lives would be going to change.
- Some factories have started to stop production
- Restaurants, malls, stores, gyms, yoga studios (and the list goes on) closed their doors
- Many people have started to work from home
- Social distance from anyone who doesn’t live in the same house
- Toilet paper and hand sanitizers sold out
- Stock markets crashed
Uncertainty is in the air and mental fitness is critical. Unfortunately the majority of people don’t have the tools and response techniques to deal with uncertainty.
Mindset and a positive mental attitude are crucial during this time. This is an important part in the process of moving forward rather than getting stuck.
- Shift your perspective: How can you find the good in the bad?
- Innovation: Some people will try to wait it out and others will innovate. Which one will your team be?
The majority of people in the manufacturing industry love to solve problems. Solving problems is part of their excitement why they chose a job in the manufacturing industry.
The current health crisis is a pretty big problem to solve and you work with other problem solvers.
How can jobs and businesses be saved?
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Stay calm: The only way you will manage to do that is by being present and by actively controlling your thought process (worrying about the future won’t help).
- Use this time by “bringing people together” (not in one room but as a team): Allow them to be an important part of the solution.
- Focus on what you can control: Worrying of what’s outside of your control has never solved anything.
In order to tap into a resourceful and creative thought process, people have to be in the right frame of mind.
Instead of laying off people and stopping leadership development, find more creative ways of saving money. Bring people together via zoom meetings or other web conference services and brainstorm ideas on how to weather the storm.
The leaders in companies who will have the courage to do things differently will be ahead of the game.
This is a wonderful opportunity for manufacturing companies to plan for a better tomorrow instead of fighting fires every single day.
Optimists always look for the best in any given situation.
If you start doing this, you will notice a huge difference in your overall life experience.
Optimism is a choice. Remember, energy flows where attention goes.
Food for Thought:
What is your mental strategy to stay optimistic?
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