”The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.”
John C. Maxwell
Each of us has an overall pattern of thinking that is either positive or negative. The pattern you choose affects every aspect of your life. First of all, your basic attitude affects your belief in your potential for success. A negative attitude causes you to doubt your ability to achieve, while belief in your potential makes you willing to take the necessary action for success.
Attitude gives us the power to become who we want to become, and determines who others think we are. You are where you are and what you are because of the dominating thoughts in your mind. Your mental picture of yourself determines the measure of confidence you bring to using your potential and working toward your goals.
Regardless of who you are, beginning at an early age everyone is insulted, left out, taken advantage of, and discounted by others. And to add to the burden, uncontrollable, negative events naturally happen in life as well. However, when you make the decision to view your world with an attitude of gratitude, you are training yourself to focus on the good in life.
As I start each day, I try to remember the words of Winston S. Churchill ….“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”