Do you ever encounter things in life that you just don’t want to do but in which you have no say? Welcome to life! There are some things that you can change (removing toxic people from your life) and some you can’t. For the things you can’t change, it’s important to change your attitude and focus on the positive experiences (otherwise, you fall into a vicious cycle of being annoyed by everything about this person/situation). This week’s Monday Motivation includes quotes about the importance of your attitude toward things in life.
“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” ~ Brian Tracy
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” ~ Maya Angelou
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” ~Thomas Jefferson
“The key to life is your attitude. Whether you’re single or married or have kids or don’t have kids, it’s how you look at your life, what you make of it. It’s about making the best of your life wherever you are in life.” ~ Candace Bushnell
“A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” ~ David Bailey
“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but the attitude we bring to life.” ~ Wade Boggs
Though it might be hard (it often is for me), start small by thinking of positive things related to whatever you’re doing. By focusing on the positive, you’ll start seeing more positive things and those will start to outweigh the negatives. Life is short – don’t go through most of it complaining. [Just as much a reminder for myself as for anyone else.]