There’s nothing wrong with MY attitude! It’s everyone else – not me! Quit your attitude or even better still - adjust your attitude! Why is it that some people just have ‘that’ sort of attitude, have always had that attitude and will likely always have ‘that’ attitude? Are you one of those people who truly believes everyone else is at fault barring you? All good things start and end with us! Doesn’t it? If we look at what attitude means, it states it’s somewhere between belief, a stance, or a mood! We can often start the day with a feeling that everything is going wrong and everyone and everything makes us feel exasperated or just makes us plain irritated. Being in that resentful, angry or negative mindset can cause us to feel differently about those around us. We might start to feel that everyone else has it easy, barring us.
You may have heard of the saying “determination is doing what needs to be done even when you don’t feel like doing it!”? If we were to really consider the word determination and its meaning what would we find? According to the dictionary, determination means the quality of being determined, firmness of purpose – “those who succeed because of sheer grit and determination.” This is all well and good, but how do we find the ability to find resolutions, have resolve, use our willpower, have that sense of purpose and decidedness? Somehow, for us to be determined, we must dig deep inside ourselves and find our mojo. If we were to look on determination being the solution and finding our quality as being the means or the method to achieve our solution, perhaps we would achieve more often. What is it that makes us successful and full of energy some
There’s various writings about moving forward, being creative, not being stuck, not being afraid of trying new things, but sometimes it’s just too hard or frightening to contemplate doing anything other than what we’re doing right now, and that’s how we get stuck a rut! Let’s focus on our fears of trying something new and what it is that makes us feel safe staying doing what we’re doing, doing something that often we don’t enjoy doing or fed up doing! What is it in our psyche that gives us the unreal feeling of the metaphorical protective blanket keeping us safe, like when we’re fearful as children hiding under the bed covers or under the bed. Who says we’re safe now? Who says things are always going to remain the same even if we want them to? There’s a saying “Never be afraid to start over. It’s a chance to rebuild
It’s interesting when we talk about the value of something, we can either be talking about value for money i.e. getting what you pay for, or the value we receive from something that benefits us emotionally rather than financially or practically. Today I wanted to talk about the value we place on ourselves and our businesses. I don’t know about you but when I had my own business the first time I hated having to ‘ask’ someone for money and felt bad ‘taking’ money from people for my services, particularly when I started out, as I didn’t feel I deserved to be paid in the early days. When I set up in business a second time, I thought, being older and wiser and feeling more confidence with age (as we can sometimes do), I would find it easier, but no I didn’t! I still felt strange having the ‘money’ talk.