Our own confidence depends on our society and people who surrounds us. Wherever we go, pessimists follow us just like our own shadows. If our colleagues or friends are pessimists then it may make a dent on our confidence as well. The best part is, just ignore them and concentrate on our work.
I read a story about Robert Fulton.
Robert Fulton invented the steamboat.
On the banks of the Hudson River he was displaying his new inventions. The pessimists and the skeptics were gathered around to observe. They commented that it would never start. Low and behold, it did.
As it made its way down the river, the pessimists who said it would never go, started shouting, “It never would stop.”
What an attitude!
It happens with all of us. Whenever we talk about new ideas, people raises their questions. Pessimists stand and start criticizing.
“You Will Never Reach Your Destination, If You Stop And Throw Stones At Every Dog That Barks. Better To Throw Biscuits And & Move On…”
Break this Pessimist barrier and move.
We must never respond to these situations or pessimism. Try your best to achieve your goals and change the world.
“When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.”
– Charles R. Swindoll
Keep Smiling.. 🙂
- Pessimists shall never let pessimism grow. (joeandrewchiu.wordpress.com)
- Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Attitude is everything (iamlikenoother.com)
- The Life of a Pessimist (ihundasmusings.com)
Everyone of us can learn from our seniors, mentors and those we admire. Every day is an opportunity to learn. One of my inspirations, whom I admire and respect is Mr. Jeff Botch from San Diego, USA. He is a talented writer, personal development coach and a sales professional.
It is with great pleasure that I share with you today, the wonderful prolific writer who invented The ASAP Model along with hundreds of motivational articles and published his book, “BIG FEATS” on children’s development.
Mr. Botch says that the determining factor in how your days, weeks, months and years will ultimately play out is directly related to your attitude. If you choose not to shape your attitude than what you are ultimately doing is giving other people and situations the ability to determine the outcomes in your life.
Below are 3 action steps he offers that you can use to take control of your attitude.
1. Affirm “Today is going to be MY day,” when you wake up in the morning.
If you are not someone who has bought into affirmations yet than you are going to need to change your thinking. Affirmations are simply a way to program the types of outcomes you desire into your sub-conscience mind. The simplest way to explain the power of affirmations is using the example of that 1st song you hear in the morning. If you wake up to a clock radio and hear some corny song you’ll likely be humming it all day long. By affirming the same positive thought into your mind from the moment you wake up you’ll surely be replaying it throughout your day and ultimately giving your sub-conscience mind the ability to manifest the result.
2. Smile at everyone!
Take this as a challenge and try to make good on it for an entire day. Everyone that you make eye contact with should receive a smile from you. This simple change from not smiling to smiling at everyone will not only brighten up the other person’s day but it’ll change the way your day unfolds.
3. Let drivers merge in front of you when you have the opportunity. You should have a couple opportunities every trip you take. By focusing on this simple act, you’ll start to change your mind frame from that of “What’s in it for me?” to “How may I serve?” When you start to think of the other person and honestly care about their needs you’ll start attracting the things you want into your life.
Keep Smiling… 🙂
Forwarded and Edited by Mr. Jeff Botch
How do you react or mold yourself, when tasks or heavy work is dumped on your shoulders?
Lets go through this simple yet motivational (actually fictional) story about birds and their wings. It may give you some direction. 🙂
There is a fable about the way birds first got their wings. The story goes that initially they were made without them. The God made the wings, set them down before the wingless birds and said to them, “Take up these burdens and carry them.”
The birds had sweet voices for singing and lovely glittering feathers that glistened in the sunshine, but they could not soar in the air. When asked to pick the burdens that lay in their feet, they hesitated at first. Yet soon they obeyed, picked up the wings with their beaks and set them on their shoulders to carry them. For a short time the load seemed heavy and difficult to bear, but soon, as they continued to carry the burden and to fold the wings over their hearts, the wings quickly grew attached to their little bodies. They quickly discovered how to use them and were lifted by the wings high into the air with gentle pressure.
This is a parable for us.
We are the wingless birds and our duties and tasks are the wings. God uses to lift us up. He tests us with these tasks. We look at our burdens and heavy loads and try to get rid of it, but if we will carry them and tie them to our hearts, they will become wings. And on them we can then rise and soar toward acme, towards success.
These heavy burdens when lifted cheerfully with love in our hearts, will surely become a blessings to us. God intends for our tasks to be our helpers; to refuse to bend our shoulders to carry a load is to miss the new opportunity for growth. No matter how overwhelming any burden God has lovingly placed with his own hands on our shoulders is a blessing.
We must never run away from tasks, duties and responsibilities as they make us. Running away from them is not a solution but it is like missing a better opportunity.
Keep Smiling… 🙂
The Story credit – Unknown Author.