The parking garage attendant at the Fort Myers airport made me smile because she did something that was shareworthy.
I pulled up to her ticket window, handed her my ticket and asked “How are you today?”
I was bowled over by her response, “I’m just loving life because I’m learning something new everyday.”
“That’s awesome,” I said.
“What about you, what are learning that’s new today?” she asked.
“Well, I’m learning a song on the guitar from a YouTube video instruction.”
And then the attendant told me about the guitar she had as a child but never learned to play because her brother broke it over her head.
Finally she collected my money, but not before she had held an amazing conversation.
Want to hire great people? Find people who don’t let what could potentially be the world’s most boring job become the world’s most boring job.
It’s a choice of attitude and you get to make that choice everyday.
Charles R. Swindoll wrote this most amazing piece on attitude that I have posted in a number of places in my world (including the wall right in front of my desk) where I randomly bump into it:
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”