Most folks have no idea that they are able to choose their attitude for each day. They just let their attitude be dictated by the weather, the day of the week, their current financial situation, or their state of relationships with significant others in their life.
This article empowers you to take control of your attitude and your life by discussing the patterns of behavior for many people and how you can make changes today.
– Do you wake up with a positive or negative attitude?
– Do you have to look outside and see if it is sunny or cloudy?
– Do you have to look at the calendar to see if it is a Monday?
– Do you have to first remember if this is a day of work or the weekend?
Attitudes are determined for many by just such information, but it doesn’t have to be that way. No matter the circumstances in which you find yourself, you have the power, the ability, and the option to choose your attitude for the day.
Just as you chose what shirt to put on and what pants and shoes to wear today, you can choose what attitude to have.
Choosing your attitude for the day is largely a matter of habit for many people. They simply fall into a pattern of behavior that they find is comfortable for them. Hopefully, it is your pattern always to get up in a good mood and a positive outlook for the day.
Abraham Lincoln said, “We are about as happy as we make our minds up to be.” As you may remember, Lincoln suffered several bouts with depression and lost many elections before finally becoming president.
Good and bad happens to folks each day. We cannot always control what happens to us, but we can control how we react to what happens to us.
We can choose to accept the event and not let us be overwhelmed by it whether it is positive or negative. Keep things in perspective. Try to look on the positive aspects of the situation.
Remember, we can choose our daily attitudes and thereby serve as a model to our family and our co-workers. In many ways we touch other’s lives each day. You can let your positive attitude be an inspiration for others every day.