How do you show up to work? What is your mindset as you approach another workout? How are you feeling when you return home to your spouse at the end of a long day?
Life can either be by design or by default. We can easily carry our feelings from one domain into another. This is usually counterproductive. Just because things aren’t going well at work doesn’t mean they aren’t going well at home, or vice versa.
The best thing we can do is check in with ourselves periodically and monitor our attitudes, because changing our attitude can change our lives.
The Strangest Secret
In his classic and essential personal development speech, The Strangest Secret, radio speaker and author Earl Nightingale delivered a timely and important message that spread rapidly from one household to another in the late 50s. So much so that the speech was recorded and became the first ever personal development material delivered on a vinyl record.
Nightingale had one core message to share with humanity – you become what you think about.
The Strangest Secret has since been adapted and presented in a variety of mediums, with revisions and addition to help the listener or reader elevate their lives even further.
One of the things Nightingale challenges us to do is to approach our work in a very specific way – overdeliver, with joy and calmness. You may not love your boss, Nightingale offers, but they are paying for everything in your home, so do more than you were asked to do anyway and do it with a good attitude.
It seems obvious and simple. Frankly, it sounds too naïve to work. But the simple act of changing your attitude towards your work can elevate your productivity in ways you can’t possibly imagine.
When You Change The Way You Look At Things…
The late and great Dr. Wayne W. Dyer said:
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Things may appear a certain way to you now, but if you were to shift your perspective and look at your situation from a new vantage point, you may see something else entirely.
Balance Chiropractic says a positive frame of mind can:
- Help you feel more inspired
- Help you think more constructively
- Increase your self-esteem and confidence
- Give you the strength to persevere when things are difficult
- Give you more energy
- And more!
The truth is there’s no such thing as something called an “attitude.” It’s not a limb, organ, or gland. It’s simply a state of mind or a way of feeling. Focus on your feelings and strive to reach better feeling spaces. Your attitude will naturally improve.
Change your attitude towards life and watch as life adjusts to your new attitude.
When you feel happy and confident, you will find more people smiling back at you.
When you engage in work with a good attitude, your peers and boss will notice and may even recognize or reward you.
When you work to keep a positive mind around your significant other, keeping the romance alive won’t seem like such a chore. Rather, it can become a rewarding and fulfilling act of service.
Even when circumstances don’t seem to be favoring you, remember to maintain a good attitude. You will be able to approach challenges with greater clarity and focus.