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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Chapter 7, Page 2, Book 14


There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. 

W. Clement Stone


Where would you rate your attitude for the past six months?

 ___  Mostly positive

___  Half positive, half negative

 ___  Mostly negative

I found this little attitude check off list on line and I figure it’s good for us to do a check in with ourselves now and then to see just how we are doing.  Most of us don’t think about it one way or another.  I think my attitude is good about 50% of the time…but I need to improve on the other 50%.

To improve your attitude means to improve your mind.  Improving your attitude is the best investment you can make in your life. Every situation can be looked at from two perspectives, the positive and the negative. If you practice finding the positive reason for everything, you will change your attitude towards everything

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. 

Lou Holtz

Make life less stressful by turning your bad attitude around into a more positive one. A negative attitude will lead to unhappiness, poor relationships, difficulties ... Having a positive attitude will improve your relationships, make you happier. How simple it sounds, but I know it’s not at all.  

Why would any of us choose the negative against the positive?  Yet I know because we are all human it happens over and over again and it takes some real work sometimes to change our attitudes around, but when we do, it is well worth the effort.

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. 

William James

3 comments:

jack69 said...

I think my attitude has been mostly positive. I wish the world as a whole could change to that attitude, wow would it be different.
We all know that MA is one positive lady.
Thanks for the daily pep-up read...

betty said...

I like that attitude line, Ma. I'd have to say about 60% negative, 40% positive so far this year. But it is good to take a look at it and try to bring the numbers more positive in the next 6 months of this year!

betty

TARYTERRE said...

Like the Lou Holtz quote. Having the right mindset really does make a difference.