Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you’re chewing on life’s gristle
Don’t grumble, give a whistle
And this’ll help things turn out for the best…
Okay so life isn’t going the way you want it to but here’s the thing – we need to understand that we can’t always control what life throws at us but we can always choose how we react! We can always choose our attitude.
We are in constant dialogue with our inner self. That inner dialogue is just like a software program that is running through our brains and just like any software it can be programmed – the name of the software program is “Attitude”!
So have you programmed your software to predominantly respond positively or negatively?
Try this – the next time someone asks you “How you are doing?”; how did you respond? Positively…”I’m doing great”, “Brilliant”, Fantastic” or was it more neutral/negative… “I’m okay”, “Not too bad”, “Surviving”, “Meh!” etc.
The good news is that this is software so you can re-program a negative attitude so that it becomes a positive mental attitude. How?
Three simple steps: –
- LISTEN to your inner dialogue. Are you having a positive dialogue or is the dialogue full of self-pity, self-defeat and constantly blaming others for what is happening to you?
- STOP it! If the dialogue is negative then stop it!
- START a positive conversation with your inner self! “I can do this!”, “I’m doing great!”.
Okay, I lied, it may not be that simple because in reality the “Attitude” program can be difficult to change and may take time. Constant positive affirmation is key. Keep telling yourself how good you are, how you can achieve anything if you want to, if you fail then that it is a great opportunity to learn, when you hit an obstacle its just an opportunity to find a way over, around it or under it etc….you get the picture!
Remember this is primarily an inner dialogue….there’s no need to keep telling others how good you are (even though you are, right!).
An inner dialogue it may be but positive mental attitude changes the way you engage with others, it alters your body language, it soon becomes noticeable and that in itself can lead to some very positive outcomes!
So when you next encounter something that doesn’t quite go your way in life what are you going to be saying to your inner self…
“It’s not fair!”, “I can’t win!”, “I never win!”
“What can I learn from this?”, “I can turn this around”, “Next time I’ll win!”
And….. “Always look on the bright side of life!”