Attitude is Everything
By: Jeff Keller,1999
What is the key to a happy, successful
I think it is found in these principles:
Attitude is Everything.
As Earl Nightingale said,
"We Become What We
Think About." We are always moving in the direction of our dominant
thoughts. That's why it's so important to have a positive attitude
and a positive belief system. Your thoughts create your reality.
Look at life through a spiritual lens.
You have a special purpose
in life and your "job" is to find that purpose and develop your potential.
You will receive guidance from a Higher Power on your journey to help you
develop that potential. Also, everything happens for a reason and
when you surrender to that concept, your life will make more sense and
flow more easily.
Confront Your Fears.
Throughout your life, you will
be challenged to confront your fears. If you back away from your fears,
you'll never develop your potential. You always feel better about
yourself when you confront
the fears that are standing in the way of your personal and professional
The true joy is in giving
...and being of service to
others. Accumulating possessions or awards
can be nice for a little while, but they don't provide everlasting satisfaction.
That only comes when you give of yourself and serve others.
Love yourself and love others.
High self-esteem is critical
to enjoying your life and realizing your potential. Each person has greatness
and abundant love within. When you love and value yourself, you can give
that love to others as well. Approach every situation with love...and you
can't go wrong. Easier
said than done! Practice, you'll get it.
|Maintain your perspective.
Most of the things that you
think are important...are not! If you have your health, work you love,
and the love of friends and family, you have what is truly important.
Be careful of the words you use.
The words you use will program your mind for success, mediocrity or failure.
It's your choice.
|Associate with Positive People.
The people you spend time with have a profound influence on you.
Hang around positive people if you want to be positive and successful.
Be willing to fail.
The only way to achieve success is to be willing to fail along the way.
Don't be afraid to fall on your face now and then. Stay focused on
the end result, keep taking action and you'll eventually get there.
|Find the benefit in every
problem or setback. There's much truth to
Napoleon Hill's words that every adversity carries with it the seed of
an equal or greater benefit. Don't get discouraged when things seem
to go "bad." There is opportunity lurking in these situations!
Honesty and integrity are crucial.
Resist any temptation to be dishonest or deceptive. What you send
out in life will come back to you (like a boomerang). When you are
honest, people will want to do business with you...and they'll want to
be around you. You'll be respected...and gain your own respect.
|Be a lifelong learner.
There's so much to learn at every phase of your life. Be open to
new ideas and to learning new skills.
Whether you like it or not, things are always changing. Be flexible!
|Have a sense of humor.
Take time every day to laugh
-- especially at yourself.
Exercise and take care of your physical
body. No need to be fanatical, but if you don't
take care of yourself physically, it will drastically impact the enjoyment
you'll get from your life.
Well, that's about all the wisdom
I can offer for now. Believe in yourself and may God bless you on
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