John C. Maxwell said, “An attitude is nothing more than a habit of thought.”
Implementing change starts with changing habits. If I repeatedly act according to the change I want to implement, it becomes a part of me. John’s message tells us to improve our attitude, make it a habit to improve our thoughts.
This is a great reminder for those days when we are not feeling great. If we are depressed, challenged, or emotionally defeated, our attitude can only improve through our thoughts.
We can change our thoughts by changing our environment. We can also change our thoughts by recognizing the positive things that are affecting us. We can’t just ignore the negative, but we can process it. Then move on. If we ignore it, we may miss the opportunity to learn and grow.
It is a difficult balance, but one that can be practiced. Being positive is a powerful habit.