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Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
-- Dale Carnegie
 

 

Friday, October 15, 2004

Choose your attitude

How much of your attitude is based on habit and how much is actually chosen? Is your response to any given situation based mostly on what you did a thousand times before?

Imagine for a moment that you could rise to a whole new level of living. Imagine that you could break free from your conditioned responses and live each moment as the unique opportunity that it is.

In your mind, step outside yourself and take a look at your thoughts from the perspective of an objective observer. Take note of all the times your attitude is nothing more than a habitual response.

Remind yourself that you do indeed have a choice. Your attitude is yours to determine.

When it’s based on habit, your attitude can be easily manipulated by others, by those who do not have your best interest at heart. In contrast, when it’s based on choice, your attitude can be a powerful force working in your favor.

In every situation, choose a positive, thoughtful response rather than a habitual reaction. It can quickly take your life to a whole new level.

— Ralph Marston

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