At Friday's nurse's meeting our Director of Nursing gave us a power point presentation on "attitude." When you work a stressful job that is rooted in customer service, it's easy to burn out and take on a negative attitude. So many of the points resonated with me. Each of those points can be applied to living a healthy lifestyle, specifically making changes from self-abusive food behaviors and inactivity, working toward a healthy relationship with food and exercise.
- Why is your rear-view mirror smaller than your windshield? Because the past is only a point of reference. Don't live life looking in the rear-view mirror.
- Change begins in the mind, bettering yourself begins here and now. Understand that success is an inside-out job.
- When you believe you can do something, you have the courage to move forward despite being afraid. Armed with a great attitude, decide to become a participant in life and to explore your potential.
- Attitude is a deliberate choice. Almost always, you have a choice as to what attitude to adopt. There is nothing in any normal situation that dictates you must react one way or another. If you feel angry about something that happens, that is how you choose to feel. Nothing in the event itself makes it absolutely necessary for you to feel that way. It is your choice. And since you do have a choice, most of the time you'll be better off if you choose to react in a positive rather than negative way.
- Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms-to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.~Victor Frankl
- Success is a choice, we can only climb as high as the ladder we select.
- All behaviors begin with thought. Don't try to change the behavior but the thought behind it. Transform thought=transform behavior
- Don't Make Excuses~Whenever you think of an excuse, ask yourself if there has ever been someone else who has been in the same situation and who has succeeded despite it. When move beyond the whining and justifying, you'll find that the answer is always "yes." Someone, somewhere has had it worse than you and still succeeded. You can succeed too, the moment you decide you want a goal instead of an excuse. Refuse to make yourself a victim. Victims don't have to take action. They are too busy dwelling on injustice and being bitter. Remember you will always be able to make up an eloquent excuse but there are no excuses that last.
It is in your power to live the life you want (happy, healthy, energetic) you only need to choose to do so.