I have been reminiscing recently about experiences and influences that created my positive attitude.
If you stop and think about it, which I truly hope you do, the way you dedicate yourself to the way you think works equally well for both positive thinking and negative thinking.
In fact, the genesis of the content that I am going to share over the next several days emanates from two ex-partners who were completely passionate and dedicated to the way they thought and more importantly, acted.
One of the things that sustained me through a values conflict was humor. In fact, through my life experiences, both good and bad, thankfully mostly almost all good, I have learned that the most successful people, the most positive people, the people who have a magnetic-like charisma all share one personal attribute.
That personal attribute is they all have a positive attitude and a great sense of humor, especially around not taking themselves seriously.
I mean that. Seriously.
Everyone’s positive attitude comes from within.
Each and every one of our attitudes has nothing to do what happens to us.
Each and every one of our attitudes and how we act out on those attitudes is determined by what you do with, and how you respond to life.
A good friend and mentor of mine once told me his definition of life. I think it is the best one I have ever heard.
Do you want to hear it?
He told me, “Life is what happens to you while you are planning something else.”
If you review your life experiences and the turns and bends that have occurred in your journey, I bet you will find that quote will ring very, very true.
Your personal attributes are going to determine your attitude.
One of my favorite philosophers, Jim Rohn, who is a master teacher to the master communicators, boiled down the way attitude and attributes affect everything. Jim Rohn used to say and teach the following. The great Jim Rohn said,
“Philosophy drives attitude. Attitude drives actions. Actions drive results. Results drive lifestyles. “
It does not take an Einstein or a brain surgeon to figure out the following:
If you are not happy with your lifestyle, evaluate your results.
If you do not like your results, evaluate your actions.
If you do not like your actions, evaluate your attitude.
If you do not like your attitude, evaluate your philosophy.
The cumulative affect of all of these attributes will determine your positive attitude and action.
Republished with author’s permission from original post.