Welcome to ezine number six! This features the importance of our attitudes and how they relate to the quality of our life. After reviewing this information, I am confident that you will have a far greater appreciation of the critical habit of developing a positive mental attitude.
It has been said that attitudes determine the quality of life for all of us. Understanding what we focus on and how we look at and process this information will directly impact every part of our life. For example, having an attitude of gratitude is a key component in further enjoying our life. How many things can you currently think of that you may be taking for granted but are incredible gifts? Assuming you have all your senses in reasonably good working order, doesn't it make sense to be grateful for these? How about all the other working and thinking parts of your body that absolutely contribute to the joy of our life? How about your friends and family? You probably have a number of wonderful people in your life who have given you a great deal over the years. The ability to appreciate nature and all her beauty is truly a gift of having a good attitude toward life. We all have a great deal to be grateful for IF we will FOCUS on some of these things. Unfortunately, many people have the opposite strategy and the glass is always half empty. There are so many things to be grateful for in our country regarding all the opportunities and chances to grow and improve ourselves. Freedom is one of the greatest gifts we have and we have plenty of that in the U.S. Perhaps one of nation's biggest disadvantages has to do with the huge number of choices we do have here. We can have literally anything we want in this country if we just DECIDE what it is that we want! By combining your attitude with some specific goals, you can do and become as great a person as you choose! Develop the habit of an attitude of gratitude and you will undoubtedly rapidly increase the wonderful things you are attracting into your life. Remember, it's a choice! Success Learning Systems-Making it happen!

Our attitudes are a choice and we decide how we are going to look at the world. Life is a series of choices that we make on a daily basis. Whether we view the glass as half empty or half full is a good example of expressing optimism or pessimism with our circumstances. One of the best quotes I have come across is by Charles Swindoll and it goes as follows: "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 our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one thing 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."

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