Attitude: The Difference Maker III
Have you ever heard the phrase “attitude is everything”?
The truth is, attitude isn’t everything, but it is one thing that can make a difference in your life – a tremendous difference, in fact. As John C. Maxwell so eloquently describes, “Your attitude is the paintbrush of your mind.”
But there are several reasons attitude isn’t everything:
- You cannot disconnect attitude from reality and expect success.
- Your attitude can’t substitute for competence. Some people confuse confidence, which is a function of attitude, with competence, which is a function of ability.
- Your attitude can’t substitute for experience.
- Your attitude cannot change the facts. As Maya Angelou famously said, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you cannot change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”
- Your attitude cannot substitute for personal growth.
- Your attitude will not stay good automatically. It’s easier to maintain an attitude than it is to regain an attitude.
The point is that attitude alone isn’t going to cut it. That doesn’t mean, however, it isn’t really, really darn important. In fact, attitude is a key, powerful ingredient in the recipe for success, fulfillment and purpose. And while your attitude isn’t everything, it can do a whole lot for you; as a matter of fact, in many situations, it’s the difference-maker:
- Your attitude makes a difference in your approach to life.
- Your attitude makes a difference in your relationships with people. It influences how we see others, and it determines whether we lift others up or deflate them. And the right attitude allows us to learn from each person we meet – every one of which who has something to teach us.
- Your attitude makes a difference in how you face challenges.
Clearly, attitude is a difference maker, and let’s face it, most of us could stand to polish ours – at least in one domain of life or another. How do you go about changing your attitude?
- Evaluate your present attitude. Mindfulness and awareness are key to improving an attitude the desperately needs changing.
- Have a desire to change. No choice will determine the success of your attitude change more than desiring to change.
- Change your attitude by changing your thoughts. After all, attitudes are nothing more than habits of thought.
- Manage your attitude daily. Remember, maintaining the right attitude is easier than re-gaining it. As the great John Wooden said, “Things turn out the best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
- Take responsibility for your attitude, which is totally in your control. You can’t control the weather, but you can control the atmosphere of your mind.
Change That Up!
March 13, 2020
Another day, another limit down even in the futures market overnight and another trading stoppage for the market following the cash open.
It appeared like we were about to fall into the abyss until the Federal Reserve stepped in with an announcement of over $1T in liquidity. The positive effects lasted for about 15 minutes before the selling resumed. Apparently, the bazooka wasn’t big enough to save the market today, but the next few days will give us more of a sense of the urgency in the market to sell.
What do professionals know that amateurs don’t?¹
Rule #1: Sponsor new people. [In other words … find more customers] Rule #2: When in doubt, see rule #1.
“No matter how big, or how small, we all survive on new leads.”
¹Professionals know to close before they start a presentation.
March 13, 2019
“The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best. Therefore it tends to become the best. It takes the form or character of the best, and will RECEIVE the best.”
My friend, no matter what your personal situation, you too can begin to experience the best TODAY if you are WILLING to take another look and find things to be grateful for. I promise you that as gratitude and appreciation become your natural, habitual attitude, the difference in how you feel each day will astound you.
¹Facebook was down for most of the day — so my social media team connections were moved to begin tomorrow! 😉
March 13, 2017
Stretch this muscle and watch your belly SHRINK!
I didn’t know that there’s a muscle hidden deep within my body that when tight can actually make you look like you’re carrying 5-7% body fat MORE than you actually are 🙁 […because it’s tight hip flexors.]
You see, our hip flexors are the engine through which our body moves. They control balance, our ability to sit, stand, twist, reach, bend, walk and step.
Everything goes through the hips.
And when our hip flexors tighten it causes a lot of problems in ordinary healthy and active people, like us.