I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized.
Isn’t that amazing?
Our choices change our whole world, whether or not we think about it. The change might be small, a subtle shift, but it is there. How we think about the weather, about people around us, about politics, love, the experience of rush hour – all within our control. You hold the key to empowerment – for yourself AND, to a degree, for the people around you. Will you be the inspiration?