Your Attitude is Showing // Positively Speaking // Mark Wilson

Excuse me, Sir, but your attitude is showing!

If you have a crummy attitude — everybody knows it — maybe even before you do! It’s as obvious as a big rip in the seat of the pants.

It is possible to be a negative person and not even realize it. We get used to a low-grade attitude infection, and figure that’s just how things are supposed to be. It’s not! You were created to live better than that!

Negative people figure out how to couch their murmurings with “common sense” language:
“For heaven’s sake, be realistic!”
“We’ve never done it that way before.”
“Of course it won’t work!”
“If only. . .”
“That’s just the way I am.”
“They never get it right!”

What they’re really saying is, “I don’t have enough faith and hope to believe that positive change could happen.”

When negativity is seething below the surface, it won’t be long until it comes popping out. A resentful person can be kind and sweet for a while– but not too long. Like Old Faithful, she’s gonna blow sooner or later!

Grumbling and complaining feels good for the moment — but the long-term consequences are disastrous! One negative person can infect a whole village. One bad case of “stinkin’ thinkin” can make everybody miserable.

A couple of good thoughts:

1) Positive energy is more powerful than the negative! Although “dooming and glooming” has a dampening effect, it’s not nearly as contagious as joyful enthusiasm! You can switch the climate of a room with a smile!

2) A bad attitude can be fixed! The cure is found by switching your focus. You don’t have to let bad thoughts terrorize your heart. It is possible to capture the evil thoughts and replace them with the good!

If you focus on your frustrations and failures, a foul spirit is guaranteed. Focus on your blessings, and you will discover many new and wonderful joys.

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