day 2582: A Wider Attitude

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness…”

We talk to our employees about a winning attitude and what it takes to grow, meet our objectives and best our competition in the marketplace.  The wider our attitude the more it lifts us up, encourages others and opens up ideas, imagination and creativity.  When we close down our attitude, which is human nature, we miss seeing what might be possible or what can be achieved next. In fact, the closed attitude can cause us to not see what is right in front of us.  We must fight with ourselves to keep our attitude wide and minds open.

What if the wider attitude we brought to our work was joy?  A recent Faith Driven Entrepreneur podcast guest Ed Silvoso said that “Joy is the wider attitude”.  It stuck with me as it reminded me of where real joy comes from.  In our lives, that joy comes from what God has given us from our belief and following of Him.  When we are expressing joy in our attitude we are casting a wider opportunity for others to experience who our Lord could be in their lives. That’s enough to be joyful in all that we do today!

Reference: Galatians 5:22 (New Living Translation)