“A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before we changed.” – Earl Nightengale
Oh boy. Do I need to hear this one! You know? Some days it really is about all I can do to muster a good attitude. But this inspirational quote really reminds me how important not just a “good” attitude is, but actually how vital a “great” attitude is to accomplishing the things I want to accomplish in life and to bring in the resources I need to do that!
Even though I need a reminder of this from time to time, as I’m sure we all do, what I’ve noticed in my life is that what Mr. Nightengale says is 100% true! Things happen… resources appear, connections get made, truly serendipitous opportunities appear that weren’t there before… all because of my attitude!
When I have a bad attitude, when I’m feeling down or upset about things, it seems that everything is harder. The road seems rockier, things don’t run as smoothly, I often end up feeling like nothing is going right.
If I stop and think about it, if I make a conscious decision to turn my attitude around, suddenly the road smooths out… things start working better and YES… opportunities, connections and resources appear, seemingly out of nowhere.
My guess is that many of those things were there already, and I just couldn’t see them because my bad attitude got in my way. Maybe another thing that could be is that when I shift my attitude, my light shines a little bit brighter and attracts more light my way. I think probably both of those things are true. Whatever the case, I do know that a GREAT attitude can make all the difference in the way my (and probably those around me) day, and life goes.
Sometimes we just need to stop and make a decision to actually turn our attitude around. That’s why I like this inspirational quote by Earl Nightengale. It is a great reminder to do that… especially when I’m having a not so perfect day!
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