Filed Under (random thoughts) by Nicole on 17-04-2009
Tags: attitude, Jack Canfield, motivation
There are hundreds of books out there on self-motivation and attitude, and most of them have great tips and suggestions. We all have areas to improve, but there’s so much out there that it can become white noise. It’s impossible to implement every single tip from the experts, and some of them take up significant time. How do you decide what ideas to take away and use, and which to leave? In my experience, the simplest ideas can add a little focus and change to life without turning into major projects.
My personal favorite is from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles.” One piece of advice Mr. Canfield gives is to write down “I believe the world is plotting to do me good today, I can’t wait to see what it is!” and post it somewhere clearly visible when you first wake up in the morning. Simple enough. I’m sometimes a little skeptical about these tips, they can seem downright cheesy to me. I wondered how this could really change anything, but I gave it a shot. To my (pleasant) surprise, this really can give the start to your day a little upswing! I consider myself a generally upbeat person, but seeing those words first thing every morning has a way of starting out every day with more excitement.
Maybe this specific tip isn’t the one that works for you, but find one that does. It’s a simple way to gain even more control over how you see life. Adding that small spark to my focus every day was well worth the two minutes it took me to write out. If you tell yourself it’s going to be a great day every single day, you’re bound to start seeing the world in a brighter light!