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How is your attitude? Do you have “stinking thinking”? What are your first thoughts when you awake in the morning? You’ve got quite a lot to choose from. Do you begin the day by dragging out of bed bemoaning the fact that you have to get to work? Or, do you embrace the morning as another great opportunity to do great things? Our attitudes shape our lives. Indeed, the famous pastor Charles Swindoll says this about attitude, “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people say or do. It will make or break a company…. a church….. a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past….. we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…. we are in charge of our attitudes.”
Put the universal law of reciprocity to work in your life every single day. Did you know as much as ninety nine percent of our conversation is negative? There are some folks who can hardly wait to get their mouths open so they can “one up” another person’s current negative situation.
Hmmm, think back to that self talk. If what you hear every day is negative, it’s no wonder your self talk brings you down and prevents you from being, doing and having everything you desire. Try this exercise. Make a decision today, right now, from this moment to spend the rest of the day contributing to conversation in a positive way.
Impossible, you say? Not so. Say that somebody complains about another rainy day. Your response might be, “yes, isn’t it great? See that beautiful rainbow!” Try and create the habit of saying something positive to everyone.
If you are learning to say something positive to everybody about everything every time, you are disciplining your subconscious for positive results in everything that happens to you.
This is crucial to any diet or exercise program. You will never achieve the results you want without a positive attitude. Make sure you tell yourself everyday when you wake up, “I am slim” or I am fit” whatever it is you are seeking. You will be amazed at the results.