In life we choose. We choose to be thermometers or thermostats. The mercury-filled tubes on the thermometer tell the temperature. The latter adjusts to the environment and responds accordingly. The first reacts, passively reflecting their reality. The other leads, determining what will be…creating a new reality.
One is more valuable than the other.
When someone says ‘I tell it like it is’…it sounds good. It almost sounds authentic. But often it’s used for saying inappropriate words at the wrong time. Or overbearing pessimism. Or simply a cover for being jaded.
Be a leader. Speak and act like a leader.
Don’t tell it like it is. Change it like a thermostat.
“Being positive in a negative situation is not naïve. It’s leadership.” – Ralph Marston