I asked her, “tough day?”
“You won’t believe”, she replied in a complaining tone. “I was walking here and this happened and that happened…”
With a feeling good attitude, I responded by giving her advice from a Tony Robbins’ talk, “you know, It takes only 90 seconds to change your mindset, just like that” while snapping my fingers.
She gave me a confused look and did not reply.
By the time we were getting off the elevator she turned around and said to me, “thank you, have a great day,” with a twinkle in her eyes and a face of relief.
Wow, it worked like magic. The elevator lady understood what I was trying to convey.
Attitude is how we think about ourselves and how others see us; it is visible and contagious. Attitude is how we respond to challenges and change.
During those few seconds in the elevator, she understood that her thoughts, her mindset, will determine how good or bad of a day she will have. It only takes a snap of a finger to change your mindset!