Today Will Be Framed By Our Attitude
The great teacher Seneca said, “Eyes will not see when the heart wishes them to be blind.” Does not this wisdom tell us we need to open our inner eyes? I think one of the ways we can accomplish this is with clarity of vision. By choosing to look for good and by deciding to place our attention on workable solutions to problems rather than focusing on what we perceive to be wrong. If the outlook of a situation isn’t bright, we tend get discouraged, and we find ourselves looking down, or looking away. And during these times what we ultimately find is the solution lies in looking within, not out; in looking up not down. In looking up what happens is our vision becomes more clear, and the answers are more apparent.
“Life is like the movie you see through your own unique eyes,” Denis Waitley writes in his book, The Winner’s Edge. It makes little difference what’s happening out there. It’s how you take it that counts.
When professional athletes are asked what is the attitude that allows one person to win and another to lose; what separates the very top in any given profession from the rest; many times the answer comes down to belief. Do you believe you are worthy, do you believe in your ability to bring value, to make a difference in the lives of those you serve? Do you believe in the relentless pursuit of the ascent? Do you believe in the power of getting back on the mountain when you have been knocked off? With belief we have the ability to turn away from any appearance of defeat or failure, and to meet each challenge with an optimistic spirit.
Think good thoughts, look at the world from a lens that says, yes, that glass is half full, not half empty. Be a possibility thinker, and when you roll out of bed remember to frame the day with a positive attitude.