Have you ever noticed that when you are riding the high wave of a successful day you feel good about yourself. I sense that the journey actually is an INSIDE/OUTSIDE job; we really cannot ride the high wave of success out there in the world if we are having a difficult time dealing with a grumbling mood and salty attitude. It seems we can measure our outer success by measuring the degree of ‘wowsomeness’ we our experiencing with our inner attitude and mood.
The way I live is based on the way I am thinking, and no matter how hard I work at improving my life, if I participate in grumbling inward self-talk, I am guaranteed something will come along and destroy my efforts. Have you ever noticed that about you? When I make up my mind about what I’m up to and commit to making it happen, my attitude becomes one that collects irrefutable evidence to prove I can do it. I have learned that the ‘proof of the truth is in me’; that is if I intend to live my life differently.
How do you act when your attitude and mood give you feedback that supports your new aspiration and aim – I find myself taking chances – do you? If my attitude and mood don’t support my new action, I look for reason to quit. Have you noticed doing that? I’ve learned over time that rather than look for reason to quit, it is wiser to work on reasons why it may be smarter to turn my attitude and mood around; which each and every one of us can do if we are willing to. Stubbornness can be such a mule!
We all create a model of reality that sits well with the attitudes and moods that accompany us through out day. Impoverished attitudes and moods offer a model of reality that is fraught with scarcity. How do we change this model so it better serves us? Work on the attitude – seek to see things differently; assign a new purpose to what you’re doing. Try it – it works!
My opinions are not carved in stone, although sometimes they feel as though they are. When I find my reactions are not working for me, it is best I take a look at the opinions I am clinging to and insisting are true. Have you ever clung to a ‘Poor Me’ attitude and refused to let go? Considering yourself anything less than unlimited is a break from reality, and acting in ways to prove ‘Poor Me’ is the right attitude for you is insanity. I know; I’ve tried! Whenever I blame the world for my ills – I surely slam tight the door to my unrealized potential! Neurosis is taking on an attitude that I am incapable of riding the high wave of success, and then setting out to prove it is true.