Wednesday, January 31, 2007
I have a friend who always has an awesome upbeat attitude. This guy is always in a great mood and spreads his positive disposition to everyone he encounters. It is like having Tony Robbins as your best friend.
He is also one of the most successful entrepreneurs that I know. His business is flourishing, and he is living the American dream. One of the reasons he sites for his extreme success is that he always sees every situation as an opportunity. He never allows himself to be in a bad mood.
He recommended everyone should have a positive "wake up thought". Immediately upon becoming conscious each day, he suggested I think "Today is going to be a great day. I am a genius who is helping others achieve more than they could achieve without me!"
Heck,,,, a little hokey,..... but I figured, why not? Well cook me on the BBQ and slap some cheese on top.....he is right. I have done this for three weeks, and I feel great. No matter what else happens all day, or how others treat me....my mood is noticeably better. My days are more productive.
Many people wake up worried about all the crap that they have to face during the upcoming day. They fret over bills, bosses, deadlines, quotas and other negative thoughts. While you cannot avoid those problems, you can change how you start your day. If you tell yourself that "it is going to be a great day", your brain believes you. By adding the "I am helping others..." part, it makes you feel useful. As for the "genius" part...I just like it.
You don't need to tell anyone about your wake up thought if you are worried that it is weird. Just try it for a week. I do believe that attitude attributes to success. I certainly have improved my attitude (which was already good) by my "wake up thought" ritual. I am confident I will attract more success, too. It certainly wont hurt my efforts.
What did you think about this morning? My guess is that it has effected your attitude ever since.
Have A Great Day.