Choose Your Attitude

Let’s set the scene: You wake up at 8:10 a.m. for your 8:30 a.m. class.

We’ve all had those mornings when we roll out of bed 10 minutes before we’re supposed to be in class and think, “crap…” You rush to throw on some clothes, get to campus, walk into class 10 minutes late, and figure out what your professor is talking about.


There are two courses of actions you can take at this point:

  1. You can decide that you’ve set your mood for the day: frustrated, tired and overall annoyed. You continue the rest of your day in a rush and snap at anyone you talk to, and generally treat the day as wasted.
  2. You take a deep breath and let it go. Nothing can change the fact that you overslept and didn’t get to take a shower this morning, but you aren’t going to let that rule your day. You spend your day productively.

It’s the whole F!SH Philosophy concept—Part 4: Choose your attitude.

F!SH Philosophy is applicable in all aspects of our lives. Sure, the F!SH video is about a fish market in Seattle, but it’s not just about fish and it’s not just about work. It’s about your mindset—how you choose to live your life.

What if we all went around choosing not to blame others or outside forces for unpleasant circumstances? What if we all decided to focus on the good instead of the bad or uncontrollable?

We all get stressed out.

Sometimes we don’t realize the effect our attitudes have on the people we interact with on a daily basis, but like the saying goes, “misery loves company”, but so does positivity.

Positivity is a good stress reliever.

My challenge for you this week is to make the choice to be positive for the entire week!

Remember: we’re all going to school, looking for jobs/internships, dealing with social lives, work, etc.

So, if it helps, grab a buddy and be each other’s pep talkers for the week. If you get down, lean on your positivity buddy to help you back up again!

It’s just one week. Try it and see what happens. You could find that it was the best week of this semester so far.

If you take my challenge, comment below during the week or afterward to talk about your positivity week story.


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