I have heard Tony Robbins (I think) say, “Success Leaves Clues.” Well, I heard that somewhere, and very likely Tony Robbins said it, if not many others. To me, this concept means that if you study successful people, you can see how their behaviors, thoughts, and attitudes helped them become successful.
Today I want to explore attitude. These days I have been looking a lot at my own thoughts and attitudes about things. Last weekend I wrote about my attitude during my piano gig. I’m going to look at some other activities that I enjoy, that go well, and examine what my attitudes about those are as well.
Here are a few areas of my life that go well and that I enjoy:
First, Reading. When I think of reading, here’s what goes on in my mind:
“Wow, there are so many good books out there. There is so much I can learn about. And so many great stories I can read. Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, there is so much out there to explore. I have so much to look forward to when it comes to learning and enjoying reading.”
So clearly there’s enthusiasm. A sense of wonder, also empowerment and eagerness. Optimism reigns supreme in the area of reading! It makes sense that this is something I enjoy doing.
Okay, Blogging. When I think of blogging, where’s what goes on for me:
“Okay, admittedly, I don’t always want to get down and do it, but overall, it has been a tremendous experience. I am so appreciative. It is giving me so much expansion in my own expression and changing my self-concept. I feel that it is accomplishing the original goal of Creative Liberation. I am pleased as punch.”
Lol! Okay, so in this area, there’s appreciation, maybe a bit of weight of the sense of responsibility, but recognition that I am succeeding at it. So being proud and accomplished, and satisfied with life transforming results. Not bad! Clearly this is an area that works for me.
Okay, now Jogging. When I think of jogging, here’s where my thoughts go:
“I am so filled with joy that I run. So many people don’t exercise, I feel like I have chosen my own liberation, an ongoing physical empowerment routine that I control, I’m not reliant on others, and it costs no money. Instant easy empowerment! I also am so glad to be disciplined to do it. I am quite proud that I chose to start running regularly almost 11 years ago. I have not looked back, and I’m glad.”
Yeah, so definitely satisfaction here. A sense of independence, possibly a light sense of smugness or superiority? Lol, just kidding, but it’s clear that I understand how valued it is to have a consistent, long lasting exercise routine.
Okay, so there really are no surprises here, because I already know that I excel in these areas, and feel a lot of satisfaction and joy. And yet, it is kind of cool to look at my specific attitudes.
If you look at your own life, at areas that go well, I am sure you will find similar clues. If something is going well in your life, you probably have a good attitude about it. To me, this knowledge is exciting because I think about how I can use it to impact other areas of my life (that may need it). I hope to use gain a positive attitude about everything in my life.