Power of a Positive Attitude

An excerpt from
The Power of Attitude
by Mac Anderson

In many ways, we’re alike; however, one little difference almost always makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude.William James, over a century ago, said, “The greatest discovery of this generation is that a human being can alter their life by altering their attitude.” I believe this with all my heart, and over the years have seen it happen countless times. What most people fail to realize is that your attitude not only impacts your happiness and your success, it also can impact the happiness and success of all the people around you…your family, your friends, and your peers at work. Attitudes truly are contagious, and from time to time we need to ask ourselves…”is mine worth catching?”

There is no way to overstate the importance of a positive attitude in your life. However, no one can underestimate the difficulty in maintaining it. It’s not easy, and it’s a very personal thing, but it can be done.

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Whether you are having a bad day, you are overwhelmed by work, frustrated by other’s actions. Do not take it out on those around you. Remember that those around you, care about you, and are on your team. If we remain a team, we are more efficient and effective. Success is the result.

Do not let other’s actions and words bring you down. When I was told I couldn’t continue running at the highest level prior to back surgery, I picked up skiing. You do what you can and you remain positive and continue smiling, because you have that ability. Channel frustration into energy for helping others and finding that place for yourself that makes you the happiest. Accomplish your goals and don’t let others stand in the way. Dream big, live bigger!!!!

Happy Thursday!

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