Attitude determines everything else in our lives! Our attitudes affect all of our relationships. Our attitudes affect our careers, our emotional well-being, our decisions, our actions, and our influence on others. Our attitudes and mindsets affect every aspect of our lives.
Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your character, and your character becomes your destiny. Your attitude will either draw people to you, or it will repel them.
A significant percentage of Americans have cynical leanings. They mistrust or are skeptical about virtually everything and everyone: government, big business, the products they purchase and authority figures.
A positive attitude doesn’t guarantee success, but an overly cynical attitude can guarantee failure. While a healthy degree of cynicism may be useful at times, being overly cynical can be very limiting.
Cynicism can be caused by disappointment. Disappointment often begins with unrealistic expectations. Expecting great things to happen to you with little or no effort on your part will naturally lead to disappointment. Having high expectations for yourself is great, but you must also be prepared to do what it takes to make those expectations a reality.
It takes self-examination to understand the roots of a negative and harmful attitude, but the benefits of improving your attitude will last you a lifetime. Changing your attitude can literally change your life.
The wonderful thing about attitude is that it’s a matter of choice. It’s your choice. You can choose to live every single day of your life with a positive attitude.
Most great athletes, surgeons, artists and successful businesspeople use positive affirmations and visualizations to enhance focus and improve their attitudes. They choose to think positive thoughts. They visualize positive results. They create their own positive reality by thinking positively and visualizing their success. They also use exercise and the resulting benefits of weight loss, increased energy and a sense of accomplishment to improve their attitudes.
A positive attitude is life changing. Enthusiasm is infectious. It communicates commitment and determination. Enthusiasm is one of the most attractive and powerful traits you can possess. Your attitude can become a habit. Do you think and act as if what you want is impossible? If so, that will become your reality.
Choose to be happy. When negative thoughts enter your mind, ignore them. Substitute them with positive thoughts. Choose to be optimistic. Find reasons to smile more often. Have faith in yourself. Control your thoughts instead of allowing them to control you.
You have the power to change your life. Life isn’t about what happens to you. It’s about what you do about it. If there is anything you want to change in your world, you need to begin by changing your attitude toward it.
You need to believe in yourself. Not in some delusional, unrealistic way but in a rational, optimistic and courageous way that inspires you to action. From there, add determination and commitment and you will be on your way to realizing your dreams.
You can find at least two ways to look at virtually everything. A pessimist sees difficulty in opportunity, whereas an optimist sees opportunity in difficulty. Choose optimism over cynicism.