21 Day Challenge, Day 12

A lot of what makes change possible is your attitude. How are you handling the ups and downs of this process? There’s an ancient proverb that shows up all over history; it goes something like this – as you think, so you become. On any given day I can fall into adverse thinking about myself, my life circumstances, or my ability to succeed. It’s a slippery slope from there. Sound familiar? Winston Churchill said, “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

What you choose to think/believe/agree within yourself will generally drive the momentum, or lack thereof, in your life. Dale Carnegie said, “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” I like what Mahatma Gandhi said about attitude; “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”

I don’t think we realize just how much power we have over our circumstances. Yes, there’s always the human element – the unknown – the other person – but in general, you are the captain of your fate. And what you have planted in your mind about a particular situation will become the fruit of your labor. Your ability to change rests in the cradle of your skull. What’s your attitude about you current ability to change? Might you be in need of an attitude adjustment?

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