Something to ponder for the New Year
Your attitude controls your life. But the good news? You control your attitude.
Attitude creates the way you feel about people and situations. Your actions are a result of your attitude—which in turn creates a reaction from others.
It is your attitude toward others and the universe that determines the resulting attitude toward you. Have a positive, joyful attitude and you’ll have positive, joyful results. Put out a negative attitude and you’ve failed before you begin.
Where do negative attitudes come from?
A negative attitude comes from thinking negative thoughts over and over until they become part of your subconscious, part of your personality and in turn, become habitual. You may not even realise you have a negative attitude because it has been with you for so long.
Once you have a negative attitude, you expect failure and disaster and that expectation turns you into a magnet for failure and disaster.
This becomes a vicious cycle. Your negative beliefs are reinforced so you expect the worst, and you get the worst.
How do you shift your thoughts and create a positive attitude?
It takes work, but creating anything of value always does!
In order to have a new attitude, you have to change your subconscious thinking. How? By analysing every thought you have until positive thinking becomes habit. You are merely replacing an old habit with a healthy habit, much like replacing smoking with exercise.
You can’t just stop being negative—you have to replace those negative thoughts with positive ones.
Some people would say, “But negative situations are a reality. They just show up in everyday life.”
This is absolutely not true. Situations are a reality, yes. They do show up, yes. It is your attitude that makes a situation positive or negative. It’s time for you to realise that you are in control of how you think and feel—no one else on earth has this power unless you give it away.
Take control of your attitude, your state of mind, and you take control of your results.
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As Principal Consultant, Daniel enjoys forming long term relationships with a range of clients and helping their business grow. He started his career in telecommunications, before transitioning to recruitment; totalling nine years of experience with strong networks. When he gets a chance, Dan enjoys spending time at the bach in Taupo and going trout fishing or occasionally taking part in the odd track day as he has a passion for motorsport.