I’m talking about attitude today and I’m super excited about this subject, if you can’t tell. We hear phrases like this all the time, you need a new attitude. You need an attitude adjustment. If you had a better attitude, your results would be different. We even hear from the medical community, we’ve done all we can do. Now it’s up to you. Keep a positive mental attitude. We even hear it in song. You would think, a word that has so much presence, a word with so much discussion about it, would be a subject taught in school. But sadly, it’s not. And if you’re like me, you may think that attitude is simply an emotional state of being in any given moment. That’s what I used to think the word “attitude” meant, how I was feeling in a given period of time. However, that’s not what it is at all.
What is Attitude?Attitude is a composite of our thoughts, our feelings and our actions. It’s all three of those things. And if you have followed me for a little while, or you have watched some of my previous videos, you would know that everything is energy. Our bodies are made up of matter and energy. The chair that I’m sitting is in energy, and our thoughts are energy. When we put energy out into the world, even by the way of our thoughts, energy always comes back to its source. So it’s very important to keep this concept in mind. We have thoughts that come into our mind through our five senses, what we see, taste, touch, smell and hear. We think these thoughts in our conscious mind, and when these thoughts enter into our conscious mind, we have the ability to either accept or reject these thoughts. Now, it becomes problematic if there are thoughts that we are not happy about. Maybe we hear something negative from a person or something on the news. When those thoughts come into our conscious mind, and if we repeatedly think those thoughts, and then we start to get emotionally involved in those thoughts, those become a part of our feelings. Our feelings are just another word for the level of resonance we are experiencing.
Your Mood Impacts Everything Around YouEverything is energy. Everything is vibrating at a high frequency, or resonating. Therefore, our thoughts are also resonating at a high frequency. When we feel a certain way, when we feel excited or we feel nervous, we’re operating at a certain resonance, a certain energy, a certain vibration. When we’re operating at a certain level of vibration, we can only attract opportunities, circumstances, and people into our lives that are also in harmony with that vibration. I used to think that when I was in a bad mood, or a funk, as long as I didn’t take it out on anyone, I wasn’t hurting anything. So sometimes I would choose to simply sit in my crap, sit in my funk, be in a bad mood and eat the Haagen-Dazs or have some extra wine. And, if I took a couple of days to stew in it, then so be it. What I didn’t realize back then, is that my bad mood was hurting me. And it’s hurting you if you choose to sit in your funk. It’s so important that you shift your mood and you consciously choose to shift it. If you choose to sit in your funk for too long, then you’re going to perpetuate more of the same. More reasons to be in a funk and have a crappy attitude to begin with, which is what started this whole cycle and process. And we don’t want to do that!
How to Know When It’s Time for an Attitude AdjustmentWhen you think you may need an attitude adjustment, look at your results. Your results don’t lie. If you don’t like the results that you’re getting in a certain area of your life, whether it is work, relationships, family, money, finances, etc., it would be worth your while to trace back the thoughts that you are having about your results. For example, if you are not bringing in the income that you’d like to bring in, what are the thoughts you’re having about your income? Are you thinking:
Oh my gosh, am I going to have enough to pay the bills this month?
Am I going to be able to send the kids to summer camp the summer?
Am I going to be able to go on that trip? I don’t have enough money.If you are having any of these thoughts, you are thinking thoughts of lack. Next, think about the feelings you have about your results. Do you feel worried? Do you feel doubtful that you’ll be able to make ends meet? Are you afraid? Are you concerned? Are you angry? Whatever those feelings are, consider what actions you are taking. Are you feeling stuck, and you’re not taking action? Do you find yourself starting and stopping projects? Do you find yourself stuck in confusion? Then, trace back the results that you are currently getting. If you’re not happy with them and you think about your thoughts, your feelings, and your actions, this will give you a good indication that you need to shift your attitude.