Give yourself an attitude tune-up: What were your first thoughts when you woke up this morning? You had a vast range of choices, from Woe is me; I have to drag myself out of bed and get to work to Hooray! Its a brand-new day in which I can do many wonderful things. So, were your thoughts positive or negative? If your thoughts were pessimistic, did you immediately replace them with optimistic ones? If they were positive, congratulate yourself and keep up the good work.
When you arrived at your place of work, how did you react to your fellow employees? Did you greet them with smiles when they asked how you were? Did you tell them that attitude is everything? Or did you just tell them, Im herethats good enough?
In case you think that having a strong belief that all will be fine is a brand-new philosophy, in the early 1900s French psychotherapist Emile Coue published a book called Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion. In it he suggests that every person, several times a day, should repeat this affirmation: Day by day in every way, I am getting better and better. Try itfirst thing every morning, tell yourself that youre getting better every day. And believe it, because just by reading this book, youve set a process in motion that will bring to you what you want. You are getting better. Its already happening. Youre in the process of receiving what you want.
Remember that your attitude determines your feelings, your feelings determine your actions, and your actions determine your results.