“A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.” ~ Earl Nightingale …
Having a great attitude certainly does make our world a brighter place. But above all, it sets us up for our best chance of success and gives us the best opportunity to live our lives to the fullest. As the saying goes, “attitude is everything.” Perhaps one of the most important steps we can take towards reaching our greatest potential in life is to embrace an awareness of our attitudes–how they are affecting others and the world around us. Each day we decide what attitude we are going to present to the world. Similarly to getting dressed each day, we have to choose from a wide assortment of attitudes–some good, some not so good. The thing to make mention of, though, is that when we wear our best attitude, just as when we dress for success, we are most likely to encounter much of the same great attitudes, and be connected with “all sorts of serendipitous opportunities.”
How often do we see things in our lives that we feel are beyond our reach–that no matter how bad we desire them, and no matter how hard we try to achieve or attain them, we will never succeed. Earl is telling us that this fatalistic approach to life is perhaps the very thing that is keeping us from achieving or attaining those things. Instead of letting our attitudes be the barrier we must overcome for success, why not make them the foundation upon which our success is built? All it takes is saying to ourselves, “That is what I want; and now I am going to do whatever it takes to make it a reality.” This very attitude will allow us to open doors that were once locked, discover new rooms, that otherwise, we could never have imagined, and come all the more closer to those dreams we hold within our hearts.
Either your life is a house of limitations–of locked doors and no opportunity–or it is a house of possibilities. Do not let the locked doors keep you from reaching all the opportunity and happiness that lies beyond them. Embrace a great attitude; see with the eyes of possibility.
Be more aware of the attitudes you are robed in.
Questions to consider:
In what ways do we limit ourselves through our attitudes?
What are some of the things you might accomplish if you allow yourself to attempt them with a “great attitude?”
Are challenges bad or good for us? Why?
For further thought:
“Throughout the years of your life you will face many challenges; remember that you can climb the highest mountain, drive through the roughest storm, soar across the bluest sky, or even sail across the roughest waters. It is only destined by your attitude where you will end up in life. The most important thing is don’t let yourself get lost in the crowd.” ~ Angela Duvall