It is the result of how you choose to react to what happens that will make today – and every day – a great day. The choice is up to you.
Picture this: Your boss gets caught in traffic and is late for a meeting with his boss. Because traffic is not a reasonable reason to be late, he gets yelled at by his boss. He comes out of the meeting feeling angry and is looking to vent.
You, happy as ever, walk around the corner and smile while saying “great day huh?” to him.
He inquires, “What is great about it” and proceeds to take his irritation out on you.
Is this fair? No. Obviously not.
The question becomes, what are you going to do about it?
You have a choice to make.
That choice will set the tone for the rest of your day (and maybe even your career.)
You can defend yourself and go for the throat. Play the “fair” card. He’s “picking on you for no reason” and “that’s just not fair.” Better yet . . . you should report him and his rude outburst to Human Resources. At a minimum, you will complain to other team mates and look for attention. After all, someone must have had the same experience.