So how’s your Attitude today?
Positive ~ Negative ~ Motivated ~ Lazy ~ Happy ~ Sad ~ Good ~ Bad ~ Optimistic ~ Pessimistic
The list goes on so what’s your choice?
Isn’t it nice to know that you are in complete control of your “Attitude”. That’s right! You and you alone “Control your Attitude.”
If you don’t like the Attitude you’ve got can you change it? Does it come in a box? Is it harmful? Is it catching?
Wait a minute now, just what is “Attitude” and how does it affect our everyday life. I guess the first thing we need to think about is what is Attitude and does it really affect our life. Put very simply:
· Attitude is just our mental state of mind. It is an emotion, a feeling.
· Attitude is the way you mentally look at and perceive the world around you.
· Attitude is how you view your life. It is the focus you develop towards life itself.
Attitude comes into and affects every area of our lives, our Attitude towards our relationships, our Attitude towards our family, our Attitude towards our business, our job, our friends.
How we handle this thing, called Attitude, defines the way we live our lives.
So if Attitude enters every area of our life, if we want to live a good positive, successful life then it stands to reason that we had better make sure we set ourselves up with a huge serving of good, positive and successful Attitude.
The great Sir Winston Churchill said,
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference”
How true is that?
Have you ever wondered why some people always seem to have positive, helpful, happy Attitudes and yet other people always seem to have a negative, pessimistic, bad, sad, Attitude?
The answer is simple…….it’s because they choose to! It doesn’t take any more energy to be positive, than it does to be negative.
It doesn’t take any more energy to be happy, than it does to be sad.
Happiness is an Attitude, we either allow ourselves to be happy or we allow ourselves to be sad. It really doesn’t take any more energy, the same amount of work is required on our part.
The good news is that we can change our lives by changing our Attitude.
There are lots of stories and saying defining Attitude.
One of the most popular ones would be “Is the glass half full or half empty?” It’s your perception; it’s your choice of whether to make it a positive or a negative in your life.
Another example of Attitude in “I was unhappy because I had no shoes, until I saw a man that had no feet”!
So how do we change our Attitude?
Changing Attitude is easy; all we have to do is give ourself permission to choose our Attitude. Attitude can be changed in the blink of an eye.
Is it that quick and easy? Yes it is! Once you decide to put the right Attitude into place you’ll be surprised at how it will change your outlook on life and also change the way the people in your life regard you.
Attitude is contagious, so if you are mixing with people who have bad, lazy, negative Attitudes you will probably find their Attitudes rubbing off on you. Whoa that’s nasty!
However, if you are rubbing shoulders with people who have good, positive, happy Attitudes then you will find you will get a much sunnier disposition, a much brighter outlook on your life.
If you want to have a happy, successful life, then rest assured you need to make sure you have the right Attitude in place.
Should we change our Attitude? Yes we should change our Attitude for the better. If we change our Attitude then we change our life.
The right Attitude is something that can be developed and worked on over time until it becomes natural to maintain.
Think of the times when you have a negative Attitude and think of what you can do to immediately change it to a positive attitude.
This is a game you can play with yourself, just to remind you to get your Attitude right.
What about the day you are driving home in the rain and the traffic is heavy, you are running late and you’ve had a bad day at work? How’s your Attitude…..not good?
Then maybe it’s time to look out of the window and see they guy walking on the street with no umbrella and he seems to be singing “Singing in the Rain, just a singing in the Rain, what a Wonderful Feeling, I’m Happy Again”.
Watch children in the rain, they love it, every puddle they can jump into they will and laugh the whole time. Children understand the positive Attitude of fun in any situation.
So the message here is train yourself to change your Attitude. Remember if you turn your face to the sun, the shadows will fall behind you.
Excellence is not a skill it is an Attitude, so strive to be the best you can be in every situation you are facing in your life and you will start enjoying the new results you will be producing.
Develop and Attitude of Gratitude and see how contagious you become.
Life is great and much more fun than the alternative so remember to maintain a healthy, happy, successful Attitude and watch your life soar to greatness.
Attitude plus Aptitude will decide your Altitude. It’s your choice! Attitude determines our Success or Failure so it’s time to “Adopt the Right Attitude,” after all Attitude has to live some place so it might as well be at your place!
Copyright©2005 Pam Carroll
Mentoring you to Success…..Paving the way to Prosperity and Freedom