Posted in Excitement, Inspiration, Joy, Life, Motivation, Positive Thinking

Each Day We Wake Up As A Different Person Full Of Opportunity

A new day beckons…full of opportunity. Each day we awaken as a new person changed in some way by the experiences of yesterday. The brief encounter, a comment heard or shared. a book we read, the evening news, a touch, a special word or a word spoken in anger; all of these things change us.

We may not realize, or acknowledge the change, but it does happen everyday. Humans are not static, and even if we spend a day with not contact from another person, there are many stimuli that will affect us.

A walk outside, a flower, an unexpected noise, the laughter of a child, or a voice heard on the breeze, can all impact us. I took a walk outside recently which changed me forever. You can read about it here:

Not all events will have that impact, thank goodness. There will be many insignificant moments that we may not pay attention to, but our brain will react. Our heart, and sometimes our soul, will notice and we will be changed in some small way.

We are a accumulation of all our experiences.

Some of our experiences will be gut-wrenching, most will be mundane. Others will be mildly surprising. Some will fill our heart and others will empty it.

The most important aspect of our lives is our reaction. How do we react? Our reactions define us and determine what kind of a person we are.

The best part of each day, and each experience, is deciding how we react. We get to choose. No one else; the choice is ours and ours alone. We are in charge.

So how do you decide? What is important to you? What do you want to be remembered for?

I believe that each of us is a chameleon of sorts. We can easily change ourselves to fit in, please someone, or to succeed in a profession. I know I have changed in each personal relationship I have had to fit the need, and personality, of the other person involved.

We each grow with the influence of our parents and our basic personality is shaped as a child. I do believe we are born with a specific disposition and then we grow from there. We add layers to who we are each and every day. Some of the layers stick and some dry up and fall away.

We are never the same. We are always in flux.

So what happened in your life today and how did you react? What choices did you make? What effect do you think your choices will have on you? How will they affect your relationships?

Choose wisely because each and every choice will shape who you are when you wake up tomorrow as a new person shaped by the choices you made today.

Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.

John C. Maxwell

As always, thank you for reading my blog. I hope your day is filled with wonderful experiences.

Posted in Communication, Motivation, Personal Development, Positive Thinking, Potential, Self Improvement

Attitude Is Everything-5 Steps-What To Do To Build A Great One

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. ~ Wade Boggs

Our attitude is something we carry with us every moment of every day. Do you know what your attitude is? Are you aware of what shapes you and your response to any situation?

When we go to bed each night we take our attitude with us and when we wake up each morning there it is. Our attitude is embedded in our mind and we usually are not even aware of what it is. It colors everything we do.

Think about this. What was your first reaction this morning? Did you think of something positive, was it ho-hum or negative? How did you react to your first interaction of the day? Were you listening to what was being said, truly listening or did you make an assumption based on past experience? Did you feel happy?

We are all influenced by our experiences and we form opinions and automatic responses throughout our life. Our responses are everything. Have you ever thought about how you are responding? Was it positive or negative? When you speak do you watch to see the reactions of other people?

What we say, what we do, and our reactions are what we are presenting to the world. They paint a picture. If you could step away and view yourself through someone else’s eye would you like yourself? Would you want to spend time with yourself?

Our attitudes affect all of our relationships, personal and professional. We all want to be liked and we all want to be successful. Attitude and how we approach each day will have the biggest impact.

Negative or Positive which one do you choose? It is an important choice to make. There is an inner voice that we all listen to. It tells us how to react. We are programmed by our past experiences and influences from other people such as our parents.

The great thing is we can change our attitude. It can be done by making a few choices each day and building from there. So what can we do?

” The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” – Oprah Winfrey

  • Talk to yourself. Make positive affirmations a part of your life, each day, every day. When you wake up and greet the day do it with a positive thought. A simple statement such as “Today is going to be a great day” will head you in the right direction. Greet the day with a Smile, it always helps.
  • Exercise. If you can, add exercise to your weekly routine, a least 3 days a week, preferably more. You will feel better, look better and you will have a better attitude. Exercise will reduce stress, improve sleep and boost your self esteem. All great for your attitude.
  • Be aware of your words and work on changing your vocabulary. Be intentional in how you speak. Practice being positive and using positive words. When someone asks how you are reply with a positive statement. A simple, “I’m Great” is a good answer.
  • Quotes: I have said this many times before but it works. Do a search on the internet such as “positive quotes” and you will find so many. Read them each and every day. Pick some favorites and use them. Send them out in emails, post them on Twitter. Be a source of Positive Attitude.
  • Visualization: Each day, stop and look for a quiet spot. Sit and close your eyes and visualize yourself being positive. What do you want to improve? At work it could be a work project, a meeting or interacting with your peers. See your self being confident, happy and successful. There is no bad time to do visualization. A great time would be first thing in the morning or at night before you go to bed.

“Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive, because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny.”

Life is about choices and decisions. People are drawn to those people that make them feel good. To feel better about ourselves is what everyone wants so it is natural to gravitate towards positive people. You can be one of those positive people.

Visualize in your mind what you want and then take the steps to make it happen. It won’t happen all at once and sometimes you may falter. Do not stop. Allow yourself to react, then step back and put it in perspective. Learn from it, grow from it and turn it into a positive. Make a routine and follow it each day. Build a positive Life.

As always, thank you for reading my blog. Have a wonderful and positive day.