One of the great things about life is that regardless of who you are, where you live, what your income is, what your age, or where you’ve come from….you have the ability to choose every day what you will focus on.
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Have you been talking about what you are going to do, rather than just doing it?
Do you talk about getting in shape? Do you talk about saving money? Do you talk about finishing your degree? Do you talk about that book you are going to write?
If so, isn’t it time to stop talking and start taking action?
|Attitude check! Your attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG |
I don’t think anything has ever been written that better describes the importance of attitude than these words from Chuck Swindoll.
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
Too often we fall into a trap of comparing ourselves to other people. I see this so often in my work with young people, and sadly many adults continue to compare and compete with others their entire life.
They see someone who has a bigger house, or a nicer car, or makes more money, or has the “perfect family”, or has some quality they want, and in their minds they begin to chase after what someone else has.
Do you like the results you are getting in your family, in your marriage, in your work, in your relationships, in your health?
I want to remind you this morning that there is one person who is responsible for the results in your life, and that one person is YOU. Here are 4 thoughts to help you move from where you are to where you want to be:
Jim Rhon said, “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” I have found this to be true, but I’ve also found that change is hard to make.
If you’re like a lot of people I meet and work with, there are things in your life that you would love to change. I read of a study that said 92% of people who attempt to make a change are not able to actually make it.
There are many things in our life that cause fear. Many people fear failure. Some fear success. Some fear what others are going to think of them. Some fear the pain they must go through to reach a difficult goal.
Fear is a common emotion that we all must battle.
I was remembering a great leadership lesson I learned from the legendary UCLA coach, John Wooden. I was fortunate many years ago to join about 20 other high school coaches in a private round table session with Coach Wooden on the Bruin campus.
At the time Dennis Rodman was an NBA star getting much attention because of his antics and demonstrative style.
I asked Coach Wooden, “Coach, how would you handle a player like Dennis Rodman?”
Mental toughness is something often talked about in sports. If an athlete wants to be successful he must master the mental game as much as the physical game. The mentally weak may have some success, but it will not last. Lasting success only comes to those who have a high level of mental toughness.
This is true in sports and in life.
There are seasons of life when things go well and other times when everything seems to be going against you. Your attitude in each season is what makes the difference! Your attitude, and your character are much more important than your circumstances. With the right mindset, even in the midst of difficulties you can thrive, and not just survive.
Henry Ford said, “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”