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Attitude affects every aspect of our lives. It affects how we start our day, how we get to work or school, how we act while we are there, and how well our evenings become. The best way to have a positive attitude is to choose to have it right now. Make it your intention and then maintain that thought throughout the day.

Here are a tips to get and maintain a positive attitude during your work day:

  1. Gratitude – Make the first thought of your day one of gratitude. Before getting out of bed, think of several things that you are grateful of.
  2. Positive Messages – Make the first thing you look at on your computer be a positive message. Things like my Daily Positive Points or sites that send you a positive message of the day work very nicely.
  3. Intention – While getting ready for work or school, state an intention that you will have a positive attitude all day today. Try this: “I AM a powerful, positive person. My intention is to see something positive in every situation today.”
  4. Schedule Your Day – Before starting at work or school, make a list of things you want to accomplish. Then set your alarm on your phone to go off every hour at the same time all day to remind you to stay focused on your intention.
  5. Gratitude – End your day with gratitude. Make a list or better yet, journal what you were grateful for the day. This is a very powerful tool to set your mind in the right frame of mind as you enter the unconscious dream state.

With these simple 5-steps you can have and maintain a positive attitude today. Just remember to take it one day at a time and when things don’t go as planned, simply start the next day off with the intention of positivity.

With peace and gratitude,
Bill

Last weekend my wife and I went to Jack Canfield’s workshop, The Success Principles.  It was an incredible event and I would img_0922recommend you going to one if you have the opportunity.  I felt the workshop was reaffirming to me.  It taught me that I am on the right track and it gave me a number of things to work on.

One thing in particular that really hit home with me was around gratitude.  He talked about having a gratitude journal and updating it nightly.  I have been journaling daily since the start of 2008 so that was nothing new to me.  I also evolved my journaling into a section on gratitude.  Every night I give gratitude to whatever comes to mind.  I write at least 10 things I am grateful for.

What made Jack’s talk about gratitude so special was the following.  He said something to the effect, “Just writing that you are grateful for something doesn’t mean a whole lot.  You have to attach the feeling of gratitude as you write it.”  He went on to say that one author he knows doesn’t get out of bed in the morning until he has a tear of gratitude.  Wow!  That hit me like a light bulb going off.

So what am I doing different now?  Thank you for asking!  Every night when I get to my gratitude section, I write the name, place, event, etc. and then pause for a moment and reflect on a very positive memory.  Then I go to the next and repeat.  It adds maybe 2 minutes but man, I definitely feel the difference.  I am in a completely different state each night than I was prior to doing this.

Happy gratitude journaling.

Peace, love, and gratitude,

Bill

I am making today a Gratitude Day.  I am challenging myself to give gratitude at least 1,000 times.  Some of the things I will do is say “Thank You God, Thank You” many, many times as well as think of as many gratitude thoughts as I can.  I will review some notes that I made last month as I reflected on all of my accomplishments of 2008.  I will read the list often and I will give gratitude to God for such a wonderful day!

Thank you God, Thank you! (See, I already have 2 with 998 more to go!)  2009 will be my BEST year EVER!

Peace and gratitude, (997 left)

Bill

I was sitting in the hot tub tonight looking out toward the Gulf of Mexico and replaying the last eight months in my mind.  I recall when I gave my notice at my corporate America job it was the single hardest thing I have ever done.  I had heard stories of others doing the same thing and when I heard them, I couldn’t even phathom the idea of doing myself.  Aferall, I was in an executive level position with even higher levels of positions and salaries locked in my sights.  I gave my notice anyway and I give thanks every single day for making that choice.

What I have learned from this experience is that when you give gratitude for things that have not yet happened, amazing things start showing up.  For me, each morning and evening I give thanks to God for all the wonderful gifts that are on its way as well as the ones I have already received.  I believe that this opens doorways because when you give gratitude for something you don’t have, it is like you are telling the universe it has already happened.

Bob Proctor uses something called a “Goal Card.”  On this Goal Card he starts each goal this way, “I am so happy and grateful now that…..”  I think it is an ingenious idea and it is what I have been doing since for the past eight months. 

Give gratitude daily and watch what wonders the universe has in store for you.

Peace AND Gratitude,

Bill