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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?

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Winners – Dennis Waitley

Mike —  April 12, 2012 — 1 Comment

Inspiration and Motivation for YOU!

The Winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.
~ Dennis Waitley

Inspiration and Motivation for YOU!

What would happen to your stress level if you consistently thought about dealing with various challenges in terms of “climbing the ladder of success” rather than “struggling to keep my head above water”?

Would you feel different about taking a test if you talked about “sailing” through it rather than “flailing”?

Would your perception of time change if you talked about it “flying” rather than “crawling”?

You bet it would!

What metaphors do you use to describe the things you do every day? How do they make you feel?

What new metaphors could you use to be more effective and make life more enjoyable?

Anthony Robbins

Inspiration and Motivation for YOU!

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is a beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it!

~ Mother Teresa

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Why are so many people afraid to make even the smallest effort to help others? One of the most common reasons is that they are just embarrassed. They’re afraid of being rejected or appearing foolish. But you know what? If you want to play the game of life and win, you’ve got to play full out. You’ve got to be willing to feel stupid, and you’ve got to be willing to try things that might not work. Otherwise, how can you innovate, how can you grow, how can you discover who you really are?
~ Anthony Robbins

Inspiration and Motivation for YOU!

How often do you take time to just listen. . . to another person?

Listening is a tremendous skill. Some of us are fantastic at it. Others of us, well, not so much. Just as with any skill, the more we practice, the better we will get.

Listening to another person honors that person and actually speaks volumes. Listening to another person tells them that they are important to us and the things that they say matter. How does your relationship change with your spouse or kids, when you decide that you will simply listen? What do you learn about them?

Do you want to be a better listener? The next time you are talking with someone simply decide that you will ask questions only for 30 minutes. Ask open ended questions that can’t be answered with a Yes or a No. Don’t express an opinion, ask another question. Don’t ask questions with an agenda to get an answer you are looking for. Just ask another question and allow the person to continue to answer them. I promise you will be AMAZED at what you learn, even about someone you know very well.

How often do you take time to just listen. . . to the world around you?

How often do you find a quiet place and simply enjoy the world around you. Living in Northern Nevada I am surrounded by beautiful mountains, lakes and rivers. Finding a place away from cars and people and just listening is an amazing gift.

Stopping the “noise” that is going on in my mind and filling it with the sounds of nature is therapeutic. I am sure you have had those moments in life where you have done this. How often do you purpose to do it? How might things be different if you did it more?

How often do you take time to just listen. . . to what God might be saying to you?

Prayer for me is a vital part of my life. Being quiet before God is an essential part of that. Prayer, after all, is a two way conversation. I know what that means to me. . . I have always been a great talker and never short of things to say, and I have become a better listener over the years. Every time that I am careful to be quiet in prayer, I am amazed how He meets me there.

Recently, the church I belong to did a study based on a book called The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond by Bill Hybels. We did the study in small groups and it was a great reminder of how important listening is.

If you are looking for deeper, more fulfilling relationships,
If you are looking for more peace in your life,
If you are looking for direction in your life or a Word from God,
Take time to listen.

How often do YOU take time to just listen?

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Inspiration and Motivation for YOU!

I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.
~ Anthony Robbins