Got attitude?

Go ahead and own it!

“Whoa, she’s really got an attitude! Who does she think she is?”

I’ve heard this comment more than once, and honestly, I’ve said it a few times myself. I didn’t mean it as a compliment.

Having an attitude is typically viewed as a negative thing. It brings to mind the unhelpful customer service rep who tells you – after you’ve spent 40 minutes on hold – there is nothing she can do to help. Or the boss from hell who doesn’t want any input because she’s got all the answers. Or maybe it’s that inconsiderate fellow volunteer who is almost always a no show when work needs to get done. People like these who show up as they are, with no apologies can be frustrating, annoying and a total buzzkill.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. You have the power to choose how you show up and the energy you bring. How would it feel to look at the world through the lens of joy, gratitude or optimism? You can own an attitude that inspires you to see possibilities, find opportunities and be happier, rather than one that shuts you down, makes you feel dissatisfied and keeps you playing small.

So, yeah – go ahead and bring some attitude – in the best of ways!

And if anyone asks who you think you are, you can tell them you’re a strong, powerful woman owning her potential and making a difference in the world.

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