June 11, 2008

The idea of attitude is an interesting topic because the concept of attitude is elusive. Not many people understand it, nor do they know really what an “attitude” is. They don’t know what to do with their attitude, good or bad, and they certainly do not know how to change it. Truthfully, people do not know how important their attitude is and how that attitude translates into the results that they have in their lives.

As you may have heard, attitude is everything. Earl Nightingale, the pioneer in the personal development world, states that the biggest difference between winners and losers is their attitude. So what does your attitude say about you?

If you want to be a winner or even a bigger winner, what do you do? What can you do? Well change your attitude of course. Unfortunately, the statement of “changing your attitude” is like talking a foreign language to most and if someone really wants to change, they obviously need help.

Simply put, your attitude is really your psychology. No big stretch of the imagination there. Your attitude stems from your mind and how you perceive the world. This perception of the world is also called your “model of the world.”

Your “model of the world” incorporates many things. Your beliefs, values, feelings, rules, and decisions, all comprise your model of the world. A good way to understand the “model of the world” concept is that the concept is like wearing a certain pair of glasses with colored lenses. Your interpretation of the world is “skewed” based upon your “model of the world.” The interpretation will always come from your mindset of how you, or anyone, perceives the world and its happenings. If you believe that the world is a great place, you are “tuned in” to find all of the great things in life. In contrast, if you believe that a certain thing is bad, then you tend to find all of the bad things. Your interpretation always comes down to your psychology and how you interpret the world, which is your “world.”

A good question is – can you change your attitude or “model of the world?” The simple answer is “yes.” A change can be quick, made by a simple decision. Other therapeutic methods are available as well which are equally as quick, unfortuntately, we won’t get into those means here. (Additionally, one must have a driving reason why to change, otherwise their level of comfort and their desire to remain comfortable will overrule any desire to change.) Ultimately, the main point is that you can change and you, and only you, are in charge of your attitude.

The typical attitude that you keep will yield certain results. When you have a “good” attitude, good things happen to you, and it is not just your interpretation. The opposite is true as well. When you have a great attitude you will get the “benefit of the doubt” or to put it in baseball terms, “the tie goes to the runner.” You will come out more on the winning end if you have the right perspective and this is one of the keys to creating the life that you desire.

Why not positively consider all of the great things in your life? Why not take an “I can do it” attitude? Why not have a positive, results-focused, outcome-orientated, perspective and see where that attitude gets you during the next month? If you don’t like the results, you can always go back to having a “bad attitude” again, can’t you? The results for your life are your choice and they are in your hands.

As you pursue your dreams, know that you will be infinitely more successful by taking a positive approach. One of the great principles of the Universe, as you probably know by now, is the Law of Attraction. Loosely put, if you have the right attitude and the right psychology (as you make the right efforts, through Quantum Mechanics), your dreams will be attracted to you. You will find that it is easier to have your dreams come to you as you make the consistent effort to stay within the laws of the Universe, rather than erratically “stalk” your dreams because of your “they must be mine” attitude. When you master these basic principles of the Universe, your life will transform quickly and it will be magical – all because of your great, positive attitude!


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