Sunday, 20 May 2012

Are You Open To Change?

When we discover something is going wrong in our lives we have two choices. We can complain and blame, or change. I have learned not to beat myself up when things go "wrong" because that creates a very low vibration and by doing that I attract more of the same thing.  Instead I ask, "How can this serve me?" In other words, if things did not turn out the way I wanted them to, I at least want to pull one good thing out of the experience.  So my focus is on what I can take away from the experience that will help me next time. Then I move on.

Remember, if you think your problems are "out there" then you will continue to look "out there" for the solutions. Keep in mind that if you blame someone else for your problems then THEY have to change in order for you to have what you want and be happy. It never works.

Too many people take the victim road and end up in a ditch. When you PLAY the victim you FEED the victim and the universe sends you more opportunities to be one.

Riches flow to those who are accountable. In fact, let's take accountability to the next level.  Let's talk about being accountable for EVERY single thing in our lives. That's right - I said everything – even when you are convinced it is not your "fault". You will always experience the greatest results when you become fully accountable.  Only when you become accountable for EVERYTHING can you be
responsible to change ANYTHING.

Dr Robert Anthony

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

What's Your Attitude?

Attitude is probably the single most important ingredient in both success and failure.

Attitude causes a person to act or react to every situation in one way or another.

A long ago poet wrote, "Two men looked out from prison bars one saw mud, the other saw stars."

Pessimism and optimism are the two poles of our attitudes.

Pessimists always see the "glass as half empty" while optimists see the same "glass as half full".

Its the same glass and has the same amount in it...the only difference is how you look at it.

Pessimists see a problem as a stumbling block and begin wringing their hands and pacing the floor waiting for the sky to fall.

Optimists see a problem as an opportunity to find a solution that will advance their careers and they roll up their sleeves and get to work.

Pessimists lose...optimists win...

Which are you? 

Optimism doesnt guarantee success but pessimism does guarantee failure.

Often pessimism is caused by unrealistic expectations.

Having high expectations for yourself is an important part of success, but you must also develop a solid goals program to make those expectations a reality.

People too often view the world through rose-colored glasses, and when their unrealistic expectations fall short, they become pessimistic and put on woes-colored glasses.

You can change your attitude from pessimistic to optimistic if you are willing to work at it.

Work hard at becoming an optimist.

You will have a greater chance at success and you will be a lot happier in the other areas of your life.