Attitude, It’s Your Choice – Part 2 -the blog
Hopefully you caught the story a few days ago, if not, read it here.
What you say to yourself creates your reality.
Don’t believe you have that much power? Well it’s true!
So much of our “experience” comes from our attitude and expectations.
When you wake in the morning, do you tell yourself it’s going to be a great day?
Or is your first thought that you will some how make it through the day?
Which ever you choose sets up the way you see everything that happens for the rest of the day.
What about if you tell yourself you will perform your best at a sport? I remember as a kid, bowling every Saturday morning. On our way to the bowling alley I would tell myself how I was going to do. Even at that young age, at some level, I understood that it mattered what I thought about. Sadly I let that slip away and I had the pleasure of relearning it later in life.
What about that task, test or report you are preparing for? Could it be fun and easy? Could it be exciting and fulfilling? Might you actually look forward to it if you think about it that way? Do you see yourself winning?
We all know people who expect great results in jobs, relationships and physical challenges that they embark on. That attitude gives them the where with all to learn, train and endure whatever it takes to succeed. And we all know people who expect to fail. Which one are you?
This is the fundamental change that has propelled my life in a radically exciting direction. Take every thought captive (sound familiar? It’s a Biblical truth) and decide what you will think about every day, every task, every situation and every adventure. Repeatedly decide to think and expect fun, easy, fulfilling, exciting and productive (or your favorite “move my life forward” kind of words). Then even when you find yourself in tough situations you will look for the positives and press forward!
Can you see that if you keep making the same choices every morning for weeks and months and even years, you are going to create your own reality around those thoughts? What GREAT thoughts could you put in place today that will change your life over the next few months? How would you like your job to be? How would you like your relationships to be? Would you like to jump out of bed expecting great things? Choose. Then even the challenges will somehow be okay.
God uses all things to the good. So what if we start to live like that too?
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them” Romans 8:28 NLT from YouVersion.com
So, it starts with your attitude, what choice will you make?
What reality will you create for yourself?