Life does not arbitrarily impose itself on you. Rather, you choose how you feel about the circumstances in your life and work. You’re making this choice every day, multiple times a day.
Will you choose to be optimistic, to engage with or to encourage others?Will you choose to be curious, to inquire, or to challenge the status quo?Will you strive to make a difference?
It may seem that your attitude depends on how things are going in your life, at work, or in the world around you. But the exact opposite is true. How things are going depends on how you choose to feel. Your feelings reflect your most genuine, heartfelt expectations.
Every fragment of your daily life reveals these expectations. They’re present in your thoughts, your words, your actions, your habits and your character. Thoughts lead to words, that lead to actions, that become habits, that define your character. And the results produced by all of these are derived from the way you choose to feel – your attitude.
When faced with a challenge, will you choose to feel discouraged or energized? Those with an optimistic attitude expect to succeed. When they encounter obstacles, they try harder, finding ways to overcome barriers and reach their objective.
No one makes us feel like we do. We choose our attitude, act in accordance with it, and live with the consequences. Whether we find benefit or harm is up to us.
How aware are you about your attitude?
If you want to feel more optimistic, what must change?