Got attitude? Negative or positive? Yes, I'm talking about what's going on inside of your mind! I know I come back to attitude again and again, the reason is because I truly believe that the most competent, talented person will f-a-i-l without a fantastic attitude.
Mental malpractice is what the majority of people walking this planet are doing: not making a positive attitude mandatory and therefore living out the unfavorable results of their thoughts. If you don't have a fantastic attitude you simply won't have a fantastic life. That, my friend, is mental malpractice in the highest order.
What you may have realized is your attitude determined your success, and yet not taken ownership (yet) of the fact that your attitude is determined solely by you! When asked what determined their attitude, many will cite, "my family," "my circumstances," or worse, "the weather."
The consequences of negative attitude are often harsh, yet always fair and accurate. When we focus on the negative, our ability to be creative is lost. Our immune systems are compromised. It drains energy. Causes stress. Increases worry. Prolongs painful situations. Affects our ability to listen - and communicate. Need I say more?
In truth, every situation is an opportunity for growth and learning. You are the master, not the victim, of your present circumstances. Want to change what's next in your life, career, relationship? Become like a third-grader again. Put on your "positive expectation hat" and imagine of what it would look like if you had a pot full of fairy dust and a magic wand. Follow these steps to create your new and improved attitude (and stop committing mental malpractice for good!):
1. Develop a "no whining" policy. Once you've determined where you are (your "point A") focus on the strategies and solutions for getting to your end result. Stay "in solution" by focusing on how you can make it happen, versus why it may not happen, until you get your desired result.
2. Post your goals and review them at least twice a day. Use the power of your subconscious mind to effortlessly draw your desired results to you. Close your eyes and visualize your goals as if they have already been achieved. Get associated with how you will feel once you are working with those new clients or driving that new car.
3. Be grateful. Spend a few moments each day giving thanks for everyone and everything in your life that you are thankful for - when you connect with gratitude, the fear simply goes away. Adopt the belief that "every day above ground is a great day." Its true - if you're reading this, then you're still here. There's still hope and possibility for you to have, do, be and create anything and everything you truly want.
End your mental malpractice today! It all starts with a great positive attitude. Go for it!