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Chapter 4. When People Step on Your Atti... > Learn to See Both Sides of Situation...

Learn to See Both Sides of Situations

Sometimes a friend or coworker may step on your attitude because she (or he) is under pressure and is rendered insensitive to your needs. When this happens, you have two choices. You can allow your attitude to remain depressed and become the victim. Or you can give the other party the benefit of the doubt and restore your attitude to its normal positive stance without making a major issue out of what happened.

Sylvia. Immediately Sylvia knew her attitude had been stepped on when her co-worker didn’t show up at the appointed location and was seen later with another person. What Sylvia didn’t know was that there had been a family emergency and the co-worker was headed for the hospital with her sister. When she arrived at work the next morning, her friend was waiting to explain what had happened. Sylvia could feel her positive attitude returning before the discussion had ended.


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