"Attitude is a little thing that makes a huge difference”. - Winston Churchill
Every second of our life we get to make a new decision. Therefore, attitude is everything! It affects our outlook on life and it’s the one thing that will pave our path to success. We all have the desire to be successful, whether it be to achieve a fitness goal like the journey you’re embarking now, or to reach the pinnacle of your career. We all have enormous potential to be successful or get good results, but the one thing that gives us the potential, the drive to reach… is our attitude.
Attitude means one of two things. Positive or negative attitude. Simple! There is only a 50% chance of being one or the other in any particular moment in time, but over 50% of people choose to have a negative attitude. Alarming, hey?
!It’s because having a negative attitude is easier than having a positive one. For example, when you’re stuck in traffic it’s easier to curse and honk your horn than say it’s ok, it’s not the end of the world if I’m late. It’s easier to curse at yourself and give up if just for one day you slip up in your exercise program, rather than say it’s ok if i slip up one day, just as long as I learn from it, pick myself up and continue the program tomorrow.
So for you to achieve success with your training program you will no doubt NEED to raise the 50% bar and have a 110% positive attitude. Nod at the screen if you’re with me.
Nobody can control your attitude but you. It’s one of the few things in life you have complete control of. People can certainly affect your attitude, they will do or say things that make you react and it’s this reaction that will reflect your attitude. For example, people don’t make you angry, you make yourself angry by reacting in a negative manner. There is always the choice to react in a positive way to everything someone says or does.
Remember the saying,
"Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it”.
So when you get up each morning, the attitude you choose will set you up for the day and will determine if you are going to not only exercise, but going to stick to your program and food plan and do it with gusto!!!
So when you start a training program or tackle your next training day, be aware of the attitude you have at the particular moment and alter it if you need to because trust me…. it will change your life.
“We have a choice each day about what attitude we’re going to have for the rest of the day” - Charles R Swindoll.
Remember, keep your eyes on the prize.