‘It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude’
What often screws us up the most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be. And the reason so many of us give up is because we tend to look at how far we still have to go, instead of how far we have come.
Remember, life is a journey, not a destination. This moment, like every moment, is a priceless gift and an opportunity. Be positive, smile, and make it count. Pretend today is going to be great. Do so, and it will be. Research shows that although we think that we act because of the way we feel, in fact, we often feel because of the way we act. A great attitude always leads to great experiences.
Sure we need skills, but we can learn skills – in fact a good attitude will make it much more likely that we will learn the skills necessary to succeed. If we take two people with equal skills, the person with the better attitude will win.
Wake up Early
One of the best ways to help you maintain a good attitude is to create the habit of waking up early. Waking up early allows us to get a head start on the day. We can prepare for work and start our day without feeling rushed. We can get a head start on important projects before the rest of the world is awake to interrupt us.
Understand that Things Won’t Always Go as Planned
One of the keys to maintaining a great attitude is to understand that things will go wrong. If we know that things might go wrong, we won’t be fazed when they do. So have a plan, but understand that things won’t follow the plan. The plan allows us to adapt to what went wrong and move back towards what is important.
Plan Your Week and Day
Having a clear plan to your day and to your week can go a long way to helping you maintain a good attitude. By knowing what you want to accomplish you will be able to focus on your important life priorities. A weekly plan allows you to match your long-term goals to your weekly accomplishments. Your daily plan allows you complete the activities you need to do so that you meet your weekly goals.
A good attitude leads to more happiness and success that can change your whole life. If you look at the bright side of life, your whole life seems filled with light. This light affects not only you and the way you look at the world, but also your whole environment and the people around you.
Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?
Dennis and Wendy Mannering