Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mindset & Attitude

I posted this picture yesterday on Facebook but felt like it was worth blogging about because I think this statement has so much truth. 

You have the power to choose how you feel. For the longest time, I let other people control how I felt. I focused on how they spoke to me or treated me and it really bothered me. Why are they snapping at me? What did I do?  I always approached the matter like "treat others how you want to be treated" because to me that was common sense and I assumed that people did the same. Wrong. People will treat you how they feel like treating you and it's not your fault. Ever. Only recently have I focused on the truth of the matter - how they treat me is a reflection on them not on me. And Secondly, I have no power to change someone else so why waste the energy? The only power I have is to change my own attitude, which brings me to my next point...

You can focus on the bad or you can focus on the good. It's a choice. I can dwell on how something went wrong that day for hours on end but unless I take a lesson from it, it does me absolutely no good. The trick is to control how long you let the problem digest in your system. Take what you can from it, and then let it go. Not just pretend to let it go, but really let it go. Tomorrow is a new day which brings new opportunities for things to go right.

Taking control of your attitude and your mindset can be a really difficult thing to do but I believe it's so worth it! I have not mastered it by any means but I am always trying to move in that direction. 

Do you have any tips or tricks for keeping your attitude and mindset in the right spot? Please share! 

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