Thinking You Can


”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.”
Dale Carnegie

4 thoughts on “Thinking You Can

  1. I always have a negative view of things and always assume the worst of anything. To counter that, I always think of something that could improve the situation that’s giving me issues and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. For things that I’m good at, I have a very positive attitude but for my weaker aspects, I tend to be very negative about them. Maybe it’s just me being self-conscious. Either way, you’re right to say that it adversely affects us but we should concentrate more on how to succeed rather than accepting failure 🙂

    1. We can change the tone of our thoughts from negative to positive….Instead of saying, “I cannot”, say, “I can”. Most of the time you can, but choose to say “cannot”, due to fear, laziness or lack of self esteem. Every time you catch yourself thinking a negative thought, replace the thought with a positive one.

      Decide from today you are leaving negative thinking behind you, and starting on the way toward positive thinking and behaviour. With determination and work you can change for the better. Focus on your successes. Julia

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