A Good Attitude Attracts Good Luck
One of my favorite quotes is, “Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.” If you don’t believe that than you probably aren’t happy most of the time and are not very healthy. I’m just being honest. You have to look at things a little differently. Wayne Dyer says, when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change.
We all face tough times. Tough times don’t last, tough people do. (great book by the way) One of the ways I have become successful in what I do is because I look at my attitude as sort of an altimeter of how successful I will be. The more I focus on having a good attitude, the better things seem to go for me, and I am lucky. A bad attitude keeps me grounded, a good attitude and I’m flying high in the sky (aviation pun).
I really believe that the focus on something being “good” or “bad” sends the wrong message. The result of something happening to you is not good or bad, it is just a result. It’s all in how you look at it. I agree some things are more fun than others, like finding a hundred dollar bill. And, some things are looked at as bad – getting into a car accident for example….however I believe the way you look at the events and circumstances of your life will determine where you are going to go in the future.
Attract Good Luck
I attract good luck. The way I’m able to do that is I look at life as one long journey, and every day I am excited as to what will unfold for me. I look at the situations and events and circumstances in a way that will empower me to attract good luck and good people into my life. Even the situations that seem bleak, there is always a silver lining. I really believe that there are lessons to be learned in everything that we do. If we don’t stop, take a deep breath, and figure out the lesson and how we can learn and grow from experiences, we are stuck in a “poor me” attitude and we attract more of the same.
I remember when I was in Las Vegas one time for a seminar. My father, brother and myself were waiting for a cab to take us just a short way down the strip. We could have walked but our hands were full and we had some equipment we were carrying, so we opted for a cab. The cab driver pulled up and when we told him our destination, he got upset. It was about a five dollar cab ride and he was hoping for something more. He was obviously upset and kept saying, “all I am getting are short cab rides!!!”. Well, you get what you focus on my friend – and that will continue until you change your attitude and change the way you look at things.
Next time something “bad” or “unfortunate” or “unlucky” happens to you, stop yourself for a moment. Ask yourself what good could come of this. You’ll find a few things I promise you. Example…You are stuck in traffic and are late for a meeting. You never know, if traffic flowed normally that day, there might have been a car accident, or something that could have happened that was even worse. Look at the things that happen to you in a new light, in a a perspective that changes your attitude to a good attitude, and you will start to see that you are just on a journey – and the best way to make the most of it and to attract good people and be lucky, is to enjoy every moment – whether it be “good” or “bad”. The moment simply IS.
It’s tough to do, but you will be happier, you will be more relaxed, and you will enjoy life more. Isn’t that what this is all about? I challenge you to find the good in tough situations, and to share the message. If you enjoyed this, I encourage you to share it with a friend who might need to hear this message. As always, feel free to send me a message if I can be of any help or if you need an outside view to point you in a new direction.
Time to Choose Success!