“What we think, we become. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” — Gautama Buddha
Our thoughts lead to our words. Our words lead to our actions. Our actions create our character. And our character determines the quality of our life. Have you noticed that people with a positive attitude tend to hang out together and people with a negative attitude hang out together? Like attracts like.
Positive folks face the same challenges as negative folks, except that negative people have their thoughts and energies focused on the problems and their consequences, while the positive people focus their thoughts and energies on succeeding despite the problems. Having a positive attitude makes a significant difference not only in a person’s level of success, but also in their enjoyment of life.
Is it always easy to keep a positive outlook on life? Of course not. But reducing the negative influences in your life, and embracing positive ones, makes all the difference. Remember this: If YOU don’t decide what goes in your head, then someone else will.