Attitude is everything and I’m still smiling!

May 29, 2013 in Best of Both, humor, kindness, relationships, staying healthy, Stress, Work-Life Balance by MyBestofBothWorlds

Attitude is everything and I’m still smiling!  For those of you that regularly read My Best of Both Worlds, you know that I’m in charge of the Epic Electronic Medical Record Implementation for our hospital.  For my friends and family, I know they must be sick of hearing me say how many days are left to Go-Live.  June 1st is just days away and I’ll be working all sorts of crazy hours as our hospital adopts this electronic charting system for our patients.  While this project is very rewarding, there has also been quite a bit of stress associated with the implementation over the last few months.

One particular person that I work with who has been involved with all of our systems’ hospitals go-lives told me I wouldn’t be smiling for long and my attitude would change-watch and see.

My colleagues for the most part have been supportive and helpful and I enjoy working with them.  A few special ones have even given me hugs over the past few weeks, sent me funny emails or  have displayed some other form of kindness towards me.  All of which I have totally appreciated.  On Tuesday, my sister left me a note on my car about having an “Epic” day along with a personal note and a humorous story.  It really started my day off on the right note.  As I went through the day giving overviews to Super Users (the people who will be helping their co-workers navigate the system during the go-live period) I expressed the message that Attitude is Everything and wholeheartedly believe this to be true.

So to keep my spirits up, to continue smile and to think positively, I am sharing some of my favorite Attitude is Everything quotes!

“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and and achieves the impossible”  and “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”    Winston Churchill

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” Robert Collier

“If you say you can or you can’t you are right either way.” Henry Ford

I may use this quote directly during go-live from Bill Gates, “It’s hard to smash a computer, when you’re laughing!”

And of course the cornerstone of My Best of Both Worlds-<please read with a smile> 🙂  The secret to having it all is believing you already do and I do!