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.

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Has Your Pursuit of the Material Been at the Expense of Happiness?

It’s hard to imagine being happy with less ‘stuff’. But that’s exactly what Kevin McCloud so elegantly demonstrates in his very entertaining DVD ‘Slumming It’.

Happy in a Slum?

The people of Dharavi are happy. What does this mean for those of us who don’t live in slums and yet still struggle to find happiness? Does the beautiful home you’re striving for in suburbia bring you more happiness than those living in a slum?

“I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love.”

            John Lennon

Why Watching ‘Slumming It’ Will Help You Be Happy

For us in watching this DVD we’re without the sense of smell, but Kevin McCloud so very cleverly sticks our nose into everything else. ‘Slumming It’ gives you in-the-face perspective; it reminds you of what really matters in life. You’ll get an immediate lift and most likely see your life with new eyes.

Several people I’ve spoken to have said it was one of the best shows they’ve ever seen.

We were about to re-paint our bathroom when we watched ‘Slumming It’ and afterward my husband said, ‘Well, that’s it… we no longer need to paint the bathroom’. And that’s exactly it, although we still painted, we lost the urgency and got the message loud and clear yet again that this type of thing really doesn’t matter.

‘Slumming It’ shows you what does matter. And it’s not a glossy bathroom.

Why is the Slum Dharavi So Unique?

Kevin McCloud takes the cameraman (sometimes too easy to forget there’s a talented cameraman alongside him!) into all avenues of Dharavi, a slum that sits on only one square mile (1.3 kms) of valuable land in Mumbai.

Incredibly, 1 million people live there.

Often it’s 20 people to a tiny 4-roomed house; beds are made up each night in living spaces. Imagine sleeping in your kitchen tonight with 5 others. My quick calculation means that’s about 200 people living with you on your average house block (surrounded by a million others).

Along with that there’s no sanitation or running water; I do agree these are serious issues which cause illness in Dharavi. There are a astonishing 500 people to 1 toilet. Each toilet juts out over a river which serves as the plumbing.

Why Are the People of Dharavi Happy?

The good news. In Dharavi along with happiness there’s no crime. Repeat: No Crime. 85% of the people are employed. Dharavi has a thriving community. As Kevin McCloud says, there is no danger of an elderly person dying alone in their apartment and being found 3 months later. In Sydney last year shockingly an elderly woman was found 8 years later. In Dharavi, the elderly are included in everyday life; everyone is useful. They work together as a team and support each other.

One of my observations was that when women have babies, they have support 24×7 from umpteen experienced women. The village we’ve lost. I’ll bet their level of post-natal depression is negligible and the women probably don’t even use the term.

Why Do We Want More Stuff?

If we really dig down, the reason we want stuff is to appear successful to others. As if appearing successful makes us happy. It doesn’t. Deep down however, we think it does. We believe if we have enough stuff (to show off) we’ll eventually score happiness. Wrong again. There’s no happy ending to collecting stuff.

Consider this: if you were the only person on Earth and already had what you needed, would you want more possessions?

“It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.”

Henry David Thoreau

And What… NO Spoilt Brats?

The children of Dharavi are happy, teenagers don’t have a desperate need for privacy, they’re not grumpy, they’re relaxed and interact freely with adults, the kids have no useless gadgets to entertain and rob them of patience and creativity (my kids no longer have those gadgets and they’re happy again. Phew. A story in itself.)

If you’re interested in finding happiness, discuss Dharavi next time you’re with friends. If you’re out walking or sitting quietly, I suggest contemplating the strong points of such a life. You’ll be amazed at your realizations.

Transform your life: lose your obsession with possessions.

2 Tips to Satisfy & Give You a Happy Life

I realize your life is likely different to that of Dharavi, that you probably already have what you need. If so, move on from possessions and get long-lasting happiness by doing these two things: Continue reading “Has Your Pursuit of the Material Been at the Expense of Happiness?”