Your attitude truly determines the quality of your life. Your attitude is directly correlated to your future. If you have a crummy attitude, you’ll have a crummy future. If you have a positive attitude, you’ll have a positive attitude. It’s as simple as that. The reason why this is so is because your attitude is the foundation beneath every action you take.
Your mind is the starting process in any endeavor and if you have a horrible attitude you’ll make horrible moves. A lot of people fail in life because their attitude is very negative. Hence before they even start they feel as if they are going to fail and what happens when they finally begin, THEY FAIL. No surprise there so lets not bore ourselves with that.
What I want to talk about is how you can change your attitude. The horrible things that life throws your way may have messed up your attitude. You may be a very positive person however as of lately you’re broken and you can’t seem to muster up the strength to change your outlook. If this sounds like you, don’t worry…by the end of this article you’ll know how you can change your attitude.
A bad attitude is characterized with low self esteem. If you have a horrible attitude, you probably think pretty low of yourself. Therefore if you want to change your attitude, you need to change your perception of yourself and this is what the exercise below accomplishes.
Have you ever noticed that those that are truly comfortable in their skin seem to attract much more success? Well this is because their high level of self esteem leads to a great attitude which transpires into a high level of self belief which in return equates to success.
The opposite is true for those that have low self esteem.
Hence if you want to change the end result, you need to change the beginning so lets get to it.
Your ideal self visualization exercise
You can change your attitude and raise your self esteem by doing the following…
Write a description of your ideal self, in the present tense. Be specific. By ideal self I mean the best you that you can conceive. If you were to create yourself again, what would you want to be like? Hence you should include the following in your description:
– What you look like
– The sound of your voice
– The way you walk
– The way you talk
– The way you carry yourself
– What you are wearing
– Your posture
– What you are feeling
– What you are doing with your life
– How you react to failure
– How you interact with friends
– How you live your life
– How other people see you
I know the list above is pretty long, however I recommend you follow it (feel free to add to it).
After you have written a description of yourself, you need to read this paper to yourself at least twice a day and you’ll begin to notice some amazing things happen…eventually. I know it sounds weird as hell, but hear me out…
Our mind works in a pretty fascinating way. The more direction we provide our mind with, the more capable it is of making changes.
Your mind is like a driver sitting in the front seat of a car. Without direction, the person will only go in circles. However once you provide the person in the front seat with directions, he/she can get to the end destination.
Our mind works in the same way. Whatever we think about, we become.
Hence this exercise is basically planting seeds in your mind which will eventually grow and in return transform you into your ideal self.
Therefore by reading the list and visualizing your ideal self, in due time you’ll find that you’re actually becoming the person you aspired to be.
It’s pretty hard to explain, but this stuff actually works. So I recommend you try it out.