Thursday, June 21, 2007


"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude ... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you ... we are in charge of our Attitudes." Chuck Swindoll

Tips for Positive Thinking

Attitude is your choice - think positive!

  • Think about life as an adventure filled with exciting unknowns.
  • Look for the best in every situation, even the crises in life. There is an opportunity in every crisis.
  • Decide what you want in life and stay true to your values and beliefs.
  • Avoid using 'quick fixes' as solutions to problems.
  • Know your strengths and remind yourself of them every day.
  • Learn from your mistakes.
  • Learn to communicate with assertiveness. If you don’t say how you feel you may end up feeling resentful because you are going along with things you really don’t want for your life.
  • Always try to speak the truth (in love). EPH 4:14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
  • Change your negative self-talk. Learn to see your weaknesses as limitations rather than flaws.
  • Help someone out. The simple act of helping others helps us to feel good. My father used to call the “old ladies” in his church to check on them when he was almost 80, diabetic and legally blind. “Helping” them gave him a purpose and made him feel needed.
  • Reconnect with friends.

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