Positive Mental Attitude
e all have problems every day, and every day's problems impact on theway that we live and enjoy our lives - or not enjoy. The problem ariseswhen our problems take over and shadow the enjoyment of our lives.Just to simply say to yourself "let's be positive" does not always do the trick andseldom has the desired long term effect.
One thing that we have to keep in mind, is that a negative feeling toward our lifewill show - not only in our actions, but also the way that we look.The old saying of " you were born with a face, but you earned the way your facelooks at forty " is very true - as all your experiences will be reflected on your facewhen you reach this age.To live in an "attitude of gratitude" as advised by Anthony Robins, is not a bad idea,since we all seem to take so much for granted, without being grateful for it.Life does not owe us a living, and there are no guarantees that our lives are goingto be without a hitch, so it is best to open your eyes in the morning with the ideathat life will throw things at you, for no rhyme or reason - and that you will have tocope.You are not singled out for problems - they just simply happen - and need to beattended to - so to spend time, effort and worry about why it happened is time andenergy wasted.Life should be seen as a game of "snakes and ladders" where you will have tolearn a lesson when landing on a "snake" - because unless you learn the lesson -you will have to repeat the same lesson at a later stage. When you land on a"ladder" it is time for you to move ahead - and be grateful for the fact that you havepassed a test.Should you ever look around and see people with "perfect" lives - have a closer look - because never mind how "perfect" a life - there is always a problem or two inthe background - and it is your ability of coping with these problems that willdetermine if you are successful or not.So the bottom line is - make the most of your life and do not allow everydayproblems to get you down - never mind how difficult it may seem at that moment -all problems are temporal (my word = things are temporary) - and need to beplaced in context.