Monday, April 13, 2020

A Winning Attitude – Earl Nightingale – Change Your Life

A Winning Attiude - Earl Nightingale - Change Your Life

A Winning Attitude

(An excerpt from the besting series How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds, based on talks by Earl Nightingale)

Our attitude will determine whether we tend to be lucky or not. People who expect to be lucky, who expect good things to happen to them more often than bad, actually go through life from one piece of good fortune to another. I know there are cynics who don’t believe all of this, but it’s true all the same and it’s been proved hundreds of thousands of times.

It doesn’t mean you can pick the winner at the track or bet on the right team. There are too many variables in such things. But we get from life what we tend to expect from it. We do the things we make up our minds to do, live in the towns or areas we want to live in, and work at the jobs of our choice – once we learn the magic of putting our minds and attitudes to work in our lives.

The person with the attitude that he can’t do something, will seldom do it. The person who believes he can does – perhaps not the first time, but his attitude gives him the confidence to stay with it until it’s been accomplished.

When I was starting out to build my business, I used to call on advertising agencies in Chicago. I met a lot of receptionists and telephone operators and give my greeting and ask how they felt and I recall hearing on several occasions, in fact, most of the time the response, “I’m tired.” I’d say, well, it’s only 10 o’clock in the morning. How can you be tired already? No sleep last night? “No,” The receptionist would say, “I got plenty of sleep. I’m just tired in the mornings.” These people had tired attitudes. They expected to be tired, but if they were leaving on vacation that morning or a special weekend were coming up, chances are they’d get up feeling great.

Nearly every time I started something of some size and risk. I’ve had people tell me not to try, you’ll just lose your shit. They’d say they had losing attitudes. I never gave it a thought. And you’ll find that typical of people who get things done. They may proceed with great caution and care and go to great lengths to avoid making any unnecessary mistakes, but they fully intend to win. And when they do. With an attitude of failure, we’re equipped before we start.

Successful people come in all ages, shapes, sizes, and colors, but they all have one thing in common, a winning attitude.

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