I was recently reminded of a line about bad days from an interview with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
He was talking about what changed when he became CEO and he said (paraphrased) – “One of the things I realized is that I can never have a bad day.” He went on to explain that the ripple effects of his bad day were too large for it to ever be an option.
It is a simple and powerful idea – one that is applicable well beyond work and the teams that we run.
We don’t control what happens to us. But, we do have options on how we respond…