Wednesday, December 27, 2006

THE DIFFERENCE MAKER part 2

Expanding on the previous post, here are things that your attiude CAN do for you.

1)Your attitude makes a difference in your approach to life!

The happiest people in life do not have the BEST of everything. All things in their life are not PERFECT. But they do try to MAKE THE BEST of everything. They're like the person in a remote village going to a well every day to get water who says' "every time I come to this well, I come away with my bucket full!" instead of, "I can't believe I have to keep coming back to this well to fill up my bucket!"

2) Your attitude makes a difference in your relationships with people.

To be successful, a person needs to be able to get along with others. That is why Theodore Roosevelt said, "The most important single ingredient in the formula for success is knowing how to get along with other people." There are many factors that come into play when learning skills of how to work with people, but what makes or breaks that ability is a person's attitude. While it's true that some people seem to have a natural ability to get along with others, even someone with limited people skills can become a people person if he decides to have a positive attitude toward people.

3) Your attitude makes a difference in how you face challenges.

In life there will be certain challenges,problems, failures and tough times. How are you going to handle them? Will you give up? Will you allow circumstances to make you bitter and miserable? Or are you going to make the best of things? Whatever path you choose depends on your attitude.

4) Your attitude is the DIFFERENCE MAKER!

When is your attitude most important? When life is on the line and things are challenging. When things are pushing you to your limit, that is when you attitude is the difference maker. Rosenbaum points out, "We have known for over 2,000 years- from the writings of Plato and Galen - that there is a direct correlation between the mind, the body and one's health." Poet John Milton wrote.

The mind is its own place, and it itself
can make a heav'n o fhell, a hell of heav'n.

Ultimately your attitude has a profound influence on how you see the world - and thus on the way you choose to live out your life!

Blessings!

3 comments:

Joefitness said...

excellent posts! Thank you for sharing a key principle of life!

Tom Shook, RKC said...

Franz,

I echo Joe's words. This information transcends merely training and is wisdom for any aspect of one's life.

Hope ya'll had a nice Christmas in your new home. When is the party?;)!!

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Joe! I love self growth stuff, maybe even as much as fitness!

Tom, the party is this weekend, you coming? :)

Christmas in the new home was amazing. I still pinch myself every morning when I wake up. How was you Christmas?