Manner Monday®: Don’t let a ‘celebrity’ determine your path

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by Carey Sue Vega in Business Etiquette, Etiquette, Manner Monday

The long-standing tradition of “Groundhog Day” is upon us once again.  Every year, on Feb. 2, we anxiously await Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction… If he does not see his shadow, we can celebrate with an early spring; if he does see his shadow, we will endure six more weeks of winter weather. This custom has turned into something fun and entertaining; we’re all waiting to hear what Phil has to ‘say’ so we can plan for the next 6 weeks.

I love how we’re watching someone else’s (a groundhog in this case) every move allowing his actions to determine our path.  Does it really matter if Phil sees his shadow or not?  It’s kind of like paying attention to what other people do or say and making plans for our future based on their words or actions.  I try to remind myself, don’t rely on the human ‘Punxsutawney Phil’s’ (celebrities, or the ‘popular people’) of this world, I need to mind my own business and get on with what I need to do… don’t let someone else’s prediction (the current trend or hot thing) determine your path for the next 6 weeks… or 6 years.  Do what’s best, and what’s right, now.

Click to Tweet:  As we await Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction, be careful not to let a ‘celebrity’ determine your path! #MannerMonday

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