If you begin your day with the statement “I’ve got way too much to do” and you state that over and over again is there any opportunity for your thoughts of overwhelm to dissipate?

Take a look through your nonprofit lens

If you start your day with the statement “We have the best donors, volunteers or staff,” it’s surprising what you notice all day long.

Over the years I’ve found we can find evidence for anything we look for.

What you see is what you get.

In fundraising, management, board engagement, you name it, we have an opportunity to notice what’s working OR what’s not working.

We get to choose.

Through your nonprofit lens, take a read of this excerpt of Seth Godin’s post and make your own two lists. Then notice what you see and what you get.

Make Two Lists
What you notice will determine your day
On one list identify the grievances, disrespects, and bad breaks.

On the other list, write down the privileges, advantages, and opportunities you have.

. . . The daily list will determine what you notice, how you interpret what you see and the story you tell yourself about what’s happening and what WILL happen.

. . . Picking your list is possibly the most important thing you’ll do all day.

Read Seth’s full post here.

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