Whatever you do, be sure that you make today count because the secret of your success is hidden in the things you do on a daily basis.

Your attitude makes all the difference. Watch the quick video below by Zig Ziglar, then read on :-)

Take responsibility for your attitude.

It is nobody’s job to make you happy. That’s your job. Each of us must take responsibility for our own attitude. If you want today to be a good day, you need to take charge of the way you look at it.

Decide to Change Your Bad Attitude Areas. There are things in your life you cannot choose, such as your parents, where you were born, or your race. But your attitude is something you can change. And just about everybody has at least a few areas in their thinking that could use some help. If you want to have a better day, then you need to go after those areas.

Think, Act, Talk, and Conduct Yourself Like the Person You Want to Become. If you’ve been to any kind of class reunion ten or more years after graduation, then you’ve probably been surprised by the transformation of one of your former classmates – the misfit who became a famous lawyer, the plain Jane who blossomed into a movie star, or the geek who founded a major corporation. How do such transformations occur?

Those people changed how they thought of themselves. You saw them as they were (or how you thought they were). The saw themselves as they could be. Transformation usually takes time; often it’s barely noticeable to those who see them everyday.

Place a High Value on People. One of the secrets of maintaining a good attitude is valuing people. You can’t dislike people and have a good attitude at the same time. Think about it: Have you ever met anyone who always treated people badly but had a positive attitude?

Find Something Positive in Everything. I came across a prayer that read:

“Dear Lord,

So far today, I am doing all right. I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or self-indulgent. I have not whined, cursed, or eaten any chocolate.

However, I am going to get out of bed in a few minutes, and I will need a lot more help after that. Amen.”

It may not always be easy, but if you try hard enough, you can find something good, even in the midst of difficult situations.

Let me know in the comments section below what you have been doing to maintain a positive attitude.

Your Partner in Success,

Etieno Etuk

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