Own Your Attitude

Author and speaker John Maxwell once said, “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.”

This is quite a statement about the importance of owning our own attitudes, and about the impact it can have on our lives. When we take total responsibility for our attitudes, we stop blaming other people or things for the negativity or pessimism that may enter our lives. Instead, we know that these external forces are not able to affect our own happiness and positivity.  We don’t let these things ruin our days because we take total responsibility and accountability for our attitudes.

Now it’s only natural to have a bad day every now and then. This happens to all of us. But when you own your attitude, you have the ability to quickly recover because you know that your happiness is really and truly in your own hands.

Think about your own life for a moment. Do you take total responsibility for your attitude? Or do you blame things or others for causing your unhappiness? Do you tell yourself that no matter how bad things get, they can’t affect your happiness? Or do you let these difficult times get you down and keep you down?

This week, work on taking responsibility for your attitude. Choose happiness. Choose positivity. When you make this choice, you are exercising your accountability and taking responsibility for your attitude. And the result will be a happier and more enjoyable life!

Thanks for reading,


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