Each moment of every day, we are choosing how we respond to life’s challenges and joys, and attitude is the indicator of what direction we go in. It reveals how we cope and respond to the issues and challenges of daily living.
Attitude is everything. It governs both our perceptions of the world and the world’s perceptions of us.
Sporting a positive one can make an incredible difference in all areas of our life, including happiness, health, family, finances, success, career and social activities. Even our level of self-confidence and self-esteem come into play.
So, what is it that affects and directs our attitude?
Our inner dialogue.
This ongoing conversation is programming our attitude and determining how we appear and present our self to the world, so, getting acquainted with it is key to controlling its behavior.
We cannot attract what we are not resonating in our energy signature. It’s that simple. We must take conscious control of our inner conversations if we wish to rid ourselves of any unneeded and destructive dialogue, salvage our self-esteem and avoid attracting negative conditions.
We can think of ourselves and our inner dialogue as a computer that can be reprogrammed. The key to this reprogramming is knowing that we are in charge – we are both the operator and the programmer of our personal computer.
We are the ones empowered to embrace an inner dialogue that encourages and motivates us to success or one that embraces self-pity and leads to defeat. An optimistic dialogue becomes our greatest cheerleader, while a pessimistic one is destructive, becomes our worst enemy, hinders growth and generates failure.
Because of that, it’s important to recognize repeating, self-defeating phrases as quickly as they surface and put them to rest, by replacing them with new, fresh creative, positive ones.
Think about it, if you had a more positive attitude how would you conduct yourself differently than you do now?
Try these exercises to strengthen your positive inner dialogue and build positive attitudes:
Use Attitude Talk –
The voice that you listen to daily (your internal dialogue) is programming your brain and affecting how you act.
If you want to master this powerful habitual dialogue and shift your negative statements to positive ones, you must begin paying attention to what you are saying and affirming moment to moment.
You must intentionally override any negative programming, erasing all of it and replacing it with positive commands that take you in a new fresh direction and you can only do this if you are paying attention.
Embrace Enthusiasm –
Enthusiasm helps breed a positive attitude. It is one of the most attractive and empowering characteristics you can develop and grow. It communicates determination and commitment and empowers and motivates you to act.
It breathes life into your desires and gives you the steam to reach them. For example: when the decision is made to adopt a challenging exercise program, enthusiasm is what keeps you motivated and going to the gym. Without enthusiasm, your goal soon loses its appeal and becomes a chore.
Once your goals are perceived as chores, your motivation dies, and you lose the will or desire to reach them.
Enjoy More Humor and Laughter –
More humor means less stress. So, lighten up. Humor generates positive energy and feeds your positive attitude. It just makes you feel good and even offers extensive health benefits! Let’s be honest, it’s hard to assume a negative attitude when you are caught up in laughter!
Use Affirmations –
Affirmations are positive statements/words that are charged with power and conviction. Repeated over and over, they serve to reprogram our thinking. They trigger positive feelings that result in positive actions. Done correctly, they are empowered to shift negative statements into positive ones, elevate our self-esteem and change our lives!
Engage in Exercise –
Exercise provides us valuable benefits such as turning on our “feel-good” hormones. It offers so much when it comes to developing positive reinforcement and feedback and provides us with a sense of doing something good for ourselves. This, in return, boosts and feeds our positive attitude.
Visual proof like muscle development and weight loss as the result of exercising, also provide motivating, positive feedback.
Bottom line –
The experiences and events we’ve experienced have shaped our attitudes and perceptions about life and these, in turn, have created our daily thoughts and habits.
If we are unhappy with how our life is manifesting then we need to look no further than our personal thoughts, which begin with our attitudes. Life rewards us when we sport a positive attitude.
It takes commitment and serious, conscious attention to our thoughts and noisy “mind-chatter” to rid ourselves of destructive attitudes and play in the positive playground of life. However, the benefits and rewards can last a lifetime.
It’s time to lead a higher quality of life by shifting all negatives to positives.
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