6 Easy Attitude Adjustments >>> Get Big Results!

ButterfliesDid you know ATTITUDE affects your entire life?

Did you know at the core of a great attitude is PERSPECTIVE?

Your perspective has a huge effect on your overall level of health, happiness and success.

Why?

Because all things can be viewed in several ways.

You can choose to see invitation or limitation!

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” ~~Zig Ziglar

6 Tips to bring greater happiness and success into your life

1. Each day make a list of things you’re grateful for.

Gratitude is often overlooked because it somehow lacks pizzazz. I attribute much of my success and happiness to gratitude. Believe it or not, my challenging childhood actually helped my level of gratitude!

You can practice gratitude before you get up in the morning, in the shower, while driving or perhaps when you get into bed at night (my favourite time : )

Why does gratitude work?

Gratitude raises your VIBRATION and ultimately it’s your vibration that determines the RESULTS in your life.

If you’re in a low vibration, life is hard.
A HIGH vibration naturally moves you into the people, opportunities, circumstances you want i.e. the RESULTS you want.

2. Love life, not stuff.

Do you ever feel more possessions will make you happy?

What usually happens is after you acquire something, it doesn’t mean as much as you thought it would. The QUALITY of your life itself is what brings the most happiness, not your stuff.

However I often suggest going for “stuff” if that’s what you want because it’s important to have that experience.

There will come a time where you understand life is so much more than stuff.
Money is VERY handy but it DOES NOT necessarily bring happiness on its own.

What does bring happiness is what you’re DOING every day.
Are you excited about what you do?

If not, choose to find information that helps you live your passion.
Until you’re going for something meaningful to you, life will be meaningless.

I loved Kevin McCloud’s documentary called “Slumming It” because it reminded me and my family about what is important in life.
See my story here:
Has Your Pursuit of the Material Been At the Expense of Happiness?

3. Enjoy the journey.

Our society has trained us to be in a hurry and expect immediate gratification.

I show people how to create worthy goals and achieve them however I also teach that the underlying reason for every goal is… GROWTH.

While it’s fun to achieve goals, it’s the growth we get from the journey that gives TRUE satisfaction.

If you want to see a situation as an INVITATION, then you will.
If you want to see a situation as a LIMITATION, then you will.

“We find things where we look for them,
which is why I never look for a golf ball out of bounds.” ~~ Robert Brault

4. Believe in yourself.

Life is far more pleasant when you have faith in yourself. Remember: You’ve already achieved many amazing things in your life.

Even learning to walk meant falling over and getting up countless times, but you didn’t get annoyed with yourself.

How many times are you willing to fall down and get back up?
When you believe in yourself and expect success, you’re more likely to succeed.

5. It doesn’t have to be hard work.

Achieving something worthwhile DOES NOT necessarily need a lot of effort
(although action and persistence are required : )

I’ve discovered if you keep hitting obstacles on your mission, that’s a sign there’s a better way and all it takes is a few minutes to pause and reflect. There’s ALWAYS more than one way to get what you want : )

Read the book You2  by Price Pritchett to see why “trying harder” isn’t always the way through!
I’ve read that book many times!

Image - Change your Perspective6. There’s no such thing as failure.

Remember a basketball player who is unwilling to go for the goal will NEVER score.

People who succeed fail
A LOT!

I’ve used Go For No to help me become friends with the word “no” and beyond that see it as an asset.

Go For No will help you be willing to fall flat on your face and go on to WIN : )

If you’re willing to keep going, I assure you, you WILL build confidence. After all, much of the time we’re afraid to fail because of the fear of what others will think or say about us.

Failure and persistence make us immune to other people’s opinions and what a GREAT attitude that is : )
That kind of freedom is priceless.

One of the most powerful messages we can ever hear is…

YOU HAVE CHOICE.

You hold the key.

Choose your perspective.

Go for it!

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Related Reading:

Stop Allowing Current Circumstances to Dictate Your Results
7 Things Happy People Do – They Have an Open Mind (Part 1 of 7)
Finding Times Tough? Re-build Confidence in Yourself Today and Get What You Want (Part 6 of 7)

This is Janet Poole and I believe in freedom and living our true potential.

I believe in finding better ways to live a better life.

I have searched the world to find the BEST ways to grow, get PERMANENT change and achieve your WILDEST dreams — I have found it in the program Thinking Into Results.

Better Ways. More Freedom.

Contact Janet Poole here

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7 Things Happy People Do – They Are Grateful for What They’ve Got (Part 7 of 7)

If gratitude makes you yawn then come with me :- )

If you want to get excited about life,  gratitude is your key. Let’s go deeper.

This is part 7 of a 7-part series: Things Happy People Do.

Today is Key #7

…possibly the most powerful of all.

3 Simple Steps to Get Excited About Life – see later in this article.

Key #7:

Happy People Are Grateful for What They’ve Got

Whatever You Focus on Becomes Greater

Focus on what you “don’t have” and you make a huge HOLE in your life.

Focus on what you “do have” and you get even more of that… and then more fabulous stuff gets heaped on top.

It has to do with flow. “Don’t have” blocks the flow, “I love what I already have” keeps it going.

Gratitude has a magical way of moving you deeper into the fabulous. (note: striving for magnificent goals is a focus on becoming greater and not on obstacles. An important but different piece of this puzzle.)

Once you’ve got the gratitude habit, trust me your list grows… it becomes infinite.

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

Earl Nightingale (Motivational speaker – on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor. 1921 – 1989)

When did you last acknowledge that you can walk or see or hear? Hoping of course you can do all three.

Seldom do we contemplate these monumental blessings. Just ask someone who can’t. Don’t let these blessings fade into the background.

Is Your Happiness Part of the Background?

The reason gratitude is a challenge is this background thing. Beauty is in the detail. Those smallest aspects of life are overlooked yet so vital to our enjoyment of life.

Stay with me. Let’s take another one of our precious senses.

TASTE – one of my favorite “background beauties”.

A friend of mine lost her sense of taste, and she’s often on my mind because of this. It had never occurred to me not to taste a juicy, sweet orange, my favorite chocolate… luscious and delectable or my rich full-bodied red wine.

Hard to imagine. Taste is underestimated.

And this: Do you value your husband, wife, partner in your life? If so, appreciate them every day. I mean really hone in on it every day. Make each day count. You wouldn’t want to wish you had, once they’re gone.

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

Frederick Keonig (German inventor best known for his high-speed printing press. 1774 – 1833)

I’m Happy… I’m Big on Gratitude

Every day I focus on gratitude before I focus on my goals. I contemplate and acknowledge how fortunate I am. I’m also fortunate to have written a book I’m proud of, one that is getting magnificent reviews, and awards. It gives me more opportunity to live and write about my passion – sharing with others how to be excited about life. And connect with so many inspiring people across the world.

My gratitude attitude has moved me into a life I love.

Take Yourself into a Life You Love

We live in an age of incredible opportunity. A formal qualification is not a requirement to get what you want. Please remember that. The question is “Do you want to?” and “Are you willing to put in a little effort to get what you want?” There is a lot of hardship in the world, but opportunities abound for all who are interested and willing.

How Does Gratitude Help You?

Appreciation makes you euphorically happy. As a child I loved pencil crayons, my favorite being the Colleen brand of crayons but crayons were expensive then and not freely handed out as they are now.

When I eventually received my own set of Colleen pencil crayons at about age 10, I was beyond delighted. Ecstatic! Not only did I relish the feel of coloring with them, I also carefully sharpened them and ordered them according to color. (trying to get order into my life perhaps : -) You’ve no idea my joy at seeing this picture. I’m thrilled to say the packaging is still the same !

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.”

 Aesop (A Greek writer credited with a number of fables – Aesop’s Fables)

Rarely do I see a child (in a Western country) go ape over crayons today or even enjoy sharpening and arranging them. A little sad for our kids. Things have changed quickly. We must evolve but not go south. Even more concerning is that the replacement toy – video games – doesn’t give any kind of satisfaction – it increases children’s anxiety, impatience and aggression.

I know this first-hand from my own young children, who started to change personality and so no longer “play” video games. It fuels displeasure – nothing “happy” about that. That’s another issue I may soon write about.

For the most part we, adults and children alike, rarely appreciate anything anymore, we just want more. We have no appreciation.

So we lose that opportunity for happiness.

How to Become More Aware Continue reading “7 Things Happy People Do – They Are Grateful for What They’ve Got (Part 7 of 7)”