Good Morning: Take a Chance

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Good morning!

Take a moment to think about the times in your life when you felt the most esteemed, proud, excited and fulfilled. What had happened to create those feelings? Were you going through your day on auto-pilot and just doing the same-old, same-old? Or was something different?

I am going to take a wild guess that something was different. I am going to guess that when you felt that way, it was because you had reached further, discovered something new, challenged yourself or taken a chance. And, you surprised yourself by learning that chance, change, challenge — can be good things. Feelings of esteem, pride, excitement, fulfillment are derived from an “I CAN” attitude. An “I CAN” attitude leads to an “I DO” world.

Your Turn: Today’s quote reminds us that often to reach life’s fruit, we have to go out on a limb and get it. We can sit and wait for it to come to us, but it could be a very long wait and there is no guarantee. What area of your life is calling for you to meet it halfway? What are you going to do about it?

Your Affirmation: I embrace chance, change and challenge.

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Good Morning: Take a Chance — 4 Comments

  1. Not only do I not care, but I am sick to death of the female “Look at me! Aren’t I something?” attitude that permeates our culture. Women are constantly patting themselves on the back for something, and trying to take over every traditionally masculine endeavor rather than recognizing that femininity itself brings something important to a society. We don’t have to “prove” our “equality”–it is almost as if women are ashamed of being women.

  2. For the most part, we could all benefit from adjusting our attitudes. Especially in situations where we are unhappy or bored or upset, we could really change things if we changed our attitudes. Sometimes people refer to change as this big, global act, as something that will affect the entire world. Attitude is like that. It’s the kind of change you can make every single day that can change the world. Just think — what if we all took the time, just a few moments a day, to change our attitudes? What if we woke up tired and stressed and unhappy and we said, “Nope, I’m not going to have a bad attitude. I’m going to be positive today!”?

  3. The meanings I ascribed to things as a child are not the same as the meanings I derive from things today. As a child, when another kid hit me I realized I had done something to offend him. I might have hit him back. But today, if someone does something against me, I realize that it is he who has the problem; usually not me. Today I would more likely tolerate him and try to resolve the problem without becoming offended or hostile. My understanding has changed, my attitude has changed – the meaning has changed.

  4. I have shared these positive attitude quotes with you because I enjoy them so much. I hope they have brought a smile to your face. Quotes on positive attitude tend to do that for me, put a smile on my face that is. I will add more quotes on positive attitude as I find ones I’d like to share. If you have some positive attitude quotes you would like to share with us, please do so with the commenting box below.

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