We can CHOOSE to look at something and only see the BAD, or we can CHOOSE to see the GOOD. However we decide to look at it; remember, it is always our CHOICE.
This is one of the cutest stories on CHOOSING to see the good; I had to share it with you.
A very old but happy woman looked in the mirror one morning. She had three remaining hairs on her head, she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today." So she braided her three hairs, and she had a great day.
Some days later, looking in the mirror one morning, preparing for her day, she saw that she had only two hairs remaining. "Hmm, two hairs... I fancy a centre parting today." She parted her two hairs, and as ever, she had a great day.
A week or so later, she saw that she had just one hair left on her head. "One hair huh...," she mused, "I know; a pony-tail will be perfect." And again she had a great day.
The next morning she looked in the mirror. She was completely bald.
"Finally bald huh," she said to herself, "How wonderful! I won't have to waste time doing my hair anymore..." And again she had a great day.
How Would You CHOOSE? To react:
CLIENT: A new client comes in and says," I have never liked any nails that I have ever had done before, I hope you do good nails."
NAIL TECH: Do you choose to say to yourself "I will not be able to please this client"
NAIL TECH: Do you choose to say to yourself "I am going to do the most amazing nails this client has ever had, and she is going to love them"
A regular client comes in and says "I broke 3 nails this time, what did you do different?"
Do you choose to say to yourself "This is the last time I am going to do her nails; I am tired of her blaming me."
NAIL TECH: Do you choose to say to yourself "I know I did not do anything different and no one else is having problems with their nails; maybe my client is having a little bad week, I am going to give her a little present, maybe a little cuticle oil or a polish or a little hand massage.
CLIENT: A regular client comes in and says, "I know I am late but I need to get out of here fast because I have another appt. and I do not want to be late".
Do you choose to say to yourself "My client comes in late and then puts me under stress to get her out early so she isn't late for someone else; who does she think I am? I am just going to tell her, I cannot do her today and she needs to re-schedule, and next time don't be late."
NAIL TECH: Do you choose to say to yourself, "I am glad my customer showed up or I would have had an open hour that I would not have made any money. If I do a Pink Fill-in instead of a Pink & White Fill-In, I can do it faster and get her out in time."
I know it is hard sometimes to control what is happening around us, but, what we can control 100% of the time, is how we CHOOSE to react.
Start each day with a little pep talk:
Say to yourself, "I will CHOOSE to look at the bright side and learn from everything, and enjoy the challenge, and enjoy the moment.
she had a great day.