My wife left me. My dog died. My truck broke down. I am under paid. My boss hates me, and it’s raining outside.
Sounds like the lyrics to an old country song, doesn’t it?
But I am willing to bet that you know a few people that talk like this all the time. They walk in to a room with that negative look on their face. They are angry at the world and it is NEVER their fault.
These people actually brighten the room when they leave! I’m sure deep down they are great people, but they let their negative outlook dampen their day and the day of those around them.
Well, I am going to say it. It’s complete BS!
I know many of you are thinking of a very colorful expression that should not be said around kids. It’s really not the BS that you are thinking of. It’s their BS!
BS meaning…Belief Systems. It’s their Belief Systems that is the real problem. We know those people that think everything happens to them. They have bad luck. They never get the breaks, the promotion, or the accolades.
They get angry when others are doing well, seeing gains, making progress, and moving forward in life.
They feel helpless and think there is nothing they can do to change their life or circumstances. They are the victim and it’s everyone else’s fault.
So how does a person change their BS? It all starts with your attitude. When you start to understand that it’s your outlook and your attitude that makes the difference, you are then on the road to success and happiness.
Tony Robbins says, “Nothing has meaning except for the meaning you give it.” You might see people around you on the climb. They are losing weight, training hard, getting better, and inspiring others. You might say, “It’s easy for them because…(insert some BS excuse here!”) :)
Or you could view it differently. You could say, “Good for them. If they can do it, it’s possible for me too. If it’s to be…it’s up to me!”
When you ask yourself questions, you will get great answers to those questions. What questions are you asking yourself?
Why did this have to happen to me? Why can’t I catch a break? Why is this so hard?
Or you could ask yourself some empowering questions, such as…
What can I learn from this? What is the opportunity here? How can I make the best of this?
Occasionally, you may get an injury. Many times, people say they can’t train. I would encourage you to view it differently. OK, your knee hurts. You can still work your in close boxing on the wall. You can still do upper body strength training. You can still practice your weapons.
It’s not what you can’t do. It’s what you can do!
Want to improve your attitude? Start with this book: Jeffrey Gitomer's Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude
It is one of the best books on attitude I have ever read. Put the right information and inspiration in your mind, and you will change your BS.
What else can you do?
Want a better, more fulfilling life? Change your BS!
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