Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Author

Why Attitude Is Important


I believe one of the most important factors anyone can take toward living a more abundant and happy life, it to monitor their attitude. Your attitude impacts not only your chances of professional success, but it also effects the relationships you have with everyone around you.

Most people are not consciously aware of their attitude as they go about their day. They get up, go to work, come home, watch television and go to bed, all the while, never taking note of their attitude. You know when your hungry or tired, but do you know when your attitude needs adjusting?

You should and I will tell you why. Your attitude governs not only they way you see the world, but it governs the way the world sees you.

Again, it all boils down to choice. You can choose to spend your day self-motivating and encouraging yourself, or you can spend the day self-defeating and pitying yourself. Which one you choose is entirely up to you.

No one’s life is perfect and everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. How they choose to deal with that battle says a lot about the person fighting it.

You are not a robot that someone else programs. You can reprogram yourself. Will you be productive or unproductive? Will you have a positive mental attitude or a negative mental attitude? You you put into your program is what you will get out.

Some of your “programming” may have been installed, for lack of a better term, when you were very young. It may take counseling and some time to reprogram the negative conversations that may still be going on inside your brain. But the good news is, you can overcome it.

It is important that you get rid of that negative baggage so you can lead a happier, more productive life.

Strategies for improving your attitude:

1. Positive Affirmations – Practice this several times a day so can reprogram you subconscious to think positively. Your affirmations should be strong and filled with faith.

2. Self-Motivation – What motivates you to rise to your God-given potential?

3. Visualization – The greats among us, whether athletes, CEOs, surgeons or performing artists use affirmations and visualization to better themselves.

4. The Power of Words — God created the universe with His word. Words have power and once released to the universe, cannot be taken back. Watch your words. What you speak reflects what is already in your heart. It is based on how you feel about yourself. If you are speaking judgmental and negative things about your circumstances or someone else, you need to change your heart. There is a direct correclation between your words (what’s in your heart) and success.

5. Positive Greeting – When someone asks you how you are doing, the response should always be, “I am doing great!” People like to be around others who are positive and appreciate life as a beautiful gift to be cherished.

6. Enthusiasm: It is to our attitude what breathing is to life. Enthusiasm enables you to apply your gifts more effectively and take action. It will put you in motion. And if I’ve learned anything about success, it take action to achieve it. Enthusiasm is one of the biggest tools you can have in achieving a successful life.

7. Relationship with God – Our soul yearns for spiritual food just as our bodies yearn for nourishing food. We are spiritual beings. Many people find powerful and positive motivation in their faith. I begin each day in prayer and reading of my Bible. It starts my day off in a positive direction. One of the common factors in the Blue Zones was a strong spiritual life.

8. Keep a Good Sense of Humor – Humor is not only a powerful motivator, it can actually improve your health. It reduces stress. Keep a smile on your face.

9. Exercise – Regular exercise provides a quick positive feedback in the form of weight loss, muscle development and a sense of doing something positive for yourself.

Remember, life rewards us most when we approach the world with a positive mental attitude.

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