Have an attitude of gratitude. The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for. ~Zig Ziglar
Attitude really can make a huge difference in our lives. Attitude is how we see the world and how the world sees us.
We have control over our attitude. We choose to be upset at the person who cuts us off on the freeway or we choose to let it go. We choose to get angry when our favorite sports team loses the big game, or we can make the choice to believe they will do better next time.
Our brain is our very own supercomputer. The software we upload, productive or unproductive, affects how the computer operates. We wouldn’t knowingly upload software to our ‘real’ computer that had viruses, malware or other harmful components, yet we input negative and defeating thoughts such as fear, doubt, worry, indecision and more to our personal ‘supercomputer’.
Becoming aware of our attitude and what our inner voice is telling us is the first step to gaining control. Acknowledge your attitude without judgment, whatever it may be. Actively hear what that inner voice is saying. Just because our inner voice is niggling us about something, we don’t have to choose to believe it and fall victim to anger, frustration or any other negative emotions. When that person cuts in front of us on the highway, instead of anger, we can be grateful for our quick reflexes and thankful for our ABS brakes!
Recognizing the good and being thankful goes a long way toward an attitude of gratitude.
May your day be filled with gratitude and good things.