In order to see how easy it can be to change your perceptions, I want you to try an experiment this week.
Every meeting you go into, think warmly and fondly of all the people coming to the meeting (even the ones that drive you nuts). Think about how everyone will work together, engage well, and lead to the right outcome.
Then watch how that energy coming in the room with you impacts the meeting.
You have much more influence than you think!