The author of one of my favoritebooks – How to win friends and influence people Dale Carnegie said, “Think happy thoughts, and you will behappy, think successful thoughts, and you will succeed.
” Likewise,if we think miserable thoughts we will be miserable, angry, fearful. If wethink of failure we will fail. It sounds a little too easy or simple doesn’t it.No.
Life isn’t that simple. However, I do believe what we think will play outin our lives. We need to assume a positive attitude instead of a negative one.
We need to consciously think aboutour reactions to things that happen to us. When things are tough and not goingthe way, you want them to it may be easier to act out with frustration or angerto try to get things to change the situation. That probably won’t help things.It may be that your attitude needs to change. A favorite saying that I constantlytold my children as they were growing up was by Charles Swindoll. “The longer I live, themore I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is moreimportant than facts.
It is more important than the past, the education, themoney, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other peoplethink or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.It will make or break a company…
a church…a home. The remarkable thing is wehave a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
Wecannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in acertain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is playon the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that lifeis 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so, it is with you.We are in charge of our attitudes”. I believe it takes practice and a consciousdecision daily to react in way we know is best. With a positive attitude you can achieve more,and people will be drawn to you.
If you are a negative person or complainer itwill be hard to get others to follow you.