Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Attitude is important !!!

Attitude, as you have heard many times, is everything. Theories on this topic have been written in thousands of books, spoken to millions of people, and driven deep into your mind.
Why? Because it's true…….at least more often than never.

Your attitude is your own personal filter for everything that happens to you, around you, or within you. What takes place in this world is not as important as how you view it.
You cannot choose what will happen to you. You cannot guarantee success and happiness for yourself. These things are most of the times beyond your control. You can, however, choose how you feel about these things, about how you respond to these situations. Your choice & your response to situations determine the quality of your life.

With a positive attitude, you will have the ability to be happier each and every day, make others around you happier, and live a good life.

Below are seven tips that can be a ready reckoner which can help you keep your positive attitude going.

1. PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE

When you find yourself getting fed up and your mood is taking a turn for the worse, take a step back and put things into perspective.

Is the stress and frustration really worth it? When you look at the bigger picture, don't they seem a bit insignificant?
They should, because nine times out of ten the daily problems we face are not really that important when we take a look at life as a whole.

You are alive; you have food, shelter, and freedom. These things are reason enough to smile when you wake up in the morning. So start the day with a broad smile to yourself. A start to one more beautiful day ahead.

2. HAVE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO

You are expecting something in the mail. Each day you run to the mail box, filled with excitement and anticipation.
People love to look forward to things. Some say that anticipation of something happening is better than when it actually happens.

We all have special events that keep coming up. Holidays, birthdays, vacations, weekends, etc. Even nature provides its bounties every day without any discrimination, the sunrise, the sunset, the beautiful flowers, the colorful & chirpy birds, & so much more. However, it becomes truly celebrating if it comes as a surprise. Keeping these in mind will give you something to stay excited about, something to look forward to.
Do all this with anticipation in mind, not expectation, as expectation has the tendency to reduce joy.

3. HELP OTHERS

There is no better way to forget about your worries than to help out someone else. When you take the focus off yourself, and direct that to helping people, your attitude will change dramatically. This will make you more responsive & sensitive to life.

This not only includes helping friends and family, but also volunteering to help those in need whom you may not know. When you start doing this regularly, you are more gainfully occupied & therefore less are the chances of you feeling low or depressed. When you are in that state of mind, you start living in the present moment & life starts giving you tenfold reasons to smile.

4. TAKE A BREAK

There are times when the only solution is to get away from it all. If you know that you are in a negative mood, or have been in low spirits for some time, take a break. It could be just what you need.

Taking a break can vary from a short trip in your car, to a vacation in the Bahamas. A walk around the block or a leisurely drive around the neighborhood can also work wonders for your mood and attitude. Indulge in yourself…..pamper yourself…..just let loose.

5. TALK WITH A POSITIVE FRIEND

Talking things out can help you see the good in a bad situation. Call a friend and tell him/her about your problem, or just chat about any topic that comes to you. This is a very therapeutic and effective cure to a rough day. Pent out your feelings & you feel light, as if a huge weight has been removed off your back. Remember, everyone goes through ups & downs; it’s a part of life. A friend would in fact give you a good reason to laugh & move ahead.

6. LIFE IS SHORT

One thing to always remember is that life is short. The worst thing would be to look back on your days wishing you could have been happier. Now is the time to take a good look at your attitude and make the necessary improvements.

Days, weeks, months, and years have a way of rushing by. ‘Time & tide waits for none’. Remember time is going by, as you brood or celebrate. So why waste it in brooding. Nature has given each one of us equal time. Its 24 hours for one & all, not a moment more or less. Look back with no regrets, only happy memories.

7. PEOPLE HAVE DONE MORE WITH LESS

A common cause for a poor attitude is the feeling that you are in a situation that is just too hard to deal with.
Perhaps you don't have the job you want, or you may have a boss that drives you crazy. It may even be more serious than that. You may be too young, too old, too tired, too unlucky, etc...

People have done more with less.

So many people from all over the world have overcome obstacles, solved problems, and maintained a positive attitude through the most trying of times. If they can do it, so can you.

The power of a positive attitude is always within your reach. You simply have to extend your hand and grab it. Use the tips above to gain a great attitude, and to make your life happier, healthier, and wealthier.


Want to know how to maintain this throughtout your life & more???
Visit www.artofliving.org or contact any Art of Living Instructor in your area. We would be happy to assist you in making your life a continous celebration.

So go ahead & have a wonderful day…

2 comments:

Ronobijay said...

Couldn't agree more with you!! Attitude is the one thing that differentiates a good resource from a great one! It also shows up in personal life - those with the right attitude towards life find it so much easier to get up after a fall (figuratively speaking, of course).

Rashna said...

This is awesome...i truly enjoyed reading it, not that i did not know all of this already....the key is to put it in practice...and i know having the right attitude helps us lead a better life ourselves.....and make a difference in the lives of others as well....This is truly inspiring....write more blogs like these...Bips!!!!!