|Posted by kelly on March 15, 2012 at 8:25 AM|
How often do you allow the circumstances of each day, or even the mood that you are in affect your feelings and thinking about the rest of the day? I’m sure that this occurs way too often. You have probably let the weather, some comment made or even the way someone looks at you affect your mood and your perspective of the day.
You are surrendering your power when you do this. Take your power back. Take back your power of choice – use your initiative and focus your mind – MAKE IT A GREAT DAY.
Can you determine how circumstances affect you? If you’re like the overwhelming majority of people, you simply let them affect you. You’ve gotten into the habit of passively allowing your feelings and attitudes to be shaped by whatever random event happens.
In order to get out of that powerless, weak reaction that has become an ingrained habit grooved into your subconscious, you have to make a decision about what you want out of each day. You will have to literally plan to MAKE IT A GREAT DAY.
Watch Out For Those Little, Annoying Circumstances
Be careful to not allow these seemingly insignificant circumstances erode your path toward making it a great day.
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles…
by the ears, by the heels
or any other way you can manage it
Make a decision about how you’re going to MAKE IT A GREAT DAY. Take a proactive stance by purposeful and decisive behavior and not just sit back passively and hope you’ll respond to situations in a positive manner. Here are some suggestions:
Smile as often as possible
Be enthusiastic when you greet people
Shake that hand like you mean it
Find someone to appreciate (and then let them know)
Get your chin up and shoulders back
At day’s end, congratulate yourself for particular ways you made it a great day
Relentlessly practice an ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness.
You have to catch it yourself."
How are you going to catch happiness today?