Setting the Tone

23 May


Your attitude is crucial to your success today. Have you ever wondered how some days everything seems to go wrong? It seems like one mess-up leads to more and before you know it you wish you could just crawl back into bed to start over.

When I was a kid this was termed as “getting up on the wrong side of the bed.”

Choose your side of the bed today. Determine that no matter what happens you will turn it around with a can-do attitude. Smile even when you don’t feel like it. You will send a signal to your body that you are going to make it through today. Not only are you going to survive … you are going to thrive in the midst of it all.

What do you do to switch your attitude?
How do you stop yourself from the downward spiral once it gets started?
Do you have a story of how this really works?

Karen Sebastian is an author, blogger, corporate training executive and gifted speaker who transparently shares the hope she has found in the darkest times of her life.  She is a seasoned entrepreneur who founded HOPEpreneurs, a consulting firm dedicated to helping women succeed personally and professionally. Karen is known as The Hope Lady because she  takes every opportunity to inspire hope by sharing her rich life experience with others – engaging them in adventurous discoveries of the beauty of hope in a dark, cloudy world. 


4 Responses to “Setting the Tone”

  1. Barbara H. May 23, 2016 at 9:02 am #

    Good thoughts. I used to say I couldn’t change my attitude like flipping a light switch, but it can be changed – though maybe a little more slowly than a light switch. I have to stop feeding the negative thoughts and purposefully replace them with God’s truth.

    • Karen Sebastian May 24, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

      Barbara, if you cultivate gratitude it can be like flipping a switch. That happened to me when I was diagnosed with lupus and made the conscious choice to be the most positive person in the room. It has worked!!!! Thanks for for your comments.

  2. Gayl May 23, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    Sometimes it’s really hard to stop when I get on that downward spiral. I have to remind myself that being upset and complaining really doesn’t help anything, and I ask God to quiet my heart and help me to stop. I agree with Barbara about not feeding those negative thoughts but to remember the truths of God. Thanks for an encouraging post! Blessings!

    • Karen Sebastian May 24, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

      Oh that is just so good, Gayl. The key IS to stop before your get on the downward spiral. I think that changed my life the most was when I realized that I had so much to be thankful for! Thanks for your comments.

I would love to get your insights on this topic.

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