Keep your attitude in check

I get way too many e-mail newsletters. I rarely get time to read them all, but I do make time to read Napoleon Hill’s special delivery.

In a recent issue, Mr. Hill had a section titled:
“It isn’t defeat, but rather your mental attitude toward it, that whips you.”

This could not be said any better. We are faced with adversity, struggle, and strife on a daily basis. We must continually ‘get up off the canvas’ and face life’s challenges squarely.

I will let Mr. Hill take it from here. Here’s to turning defeat into victory.

“There are many things in life that you cannot control, but you can always control your attitude toward them. Defeat is never permanent unless you allow it to be so. When you have a positive attitude, you will recognize failure for the impostor that it is and realize that it is really a learning experience, a valuable lesson that will help you succeed with the next attempt.”

We sometimes let the small things overwhelm us (car troubles, a stressful day at work, a faulty alarm clock). Try diligently to not see these ‘events’ as disappointments. Each of these ‘events’ should be seen as a learning experience. Occurences like this will undoubtedly happen again, so use your attitude to handle them appropriately.

Until next time,

Dan Naden
Naden’s Corner

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