August 11: Attitude of Mind

Our attitude of mind is the most important thing we will ever possess.  It can make us or break us.  It can be our greatest asset, or it can be a disease we constantly battle for the rest of our lives.  I know that for me it was a disease I battled for the first 42 years of my life.  It wasn’t until I took a long, hard look at myself that realized I needed to DO something different in order to experience a different reality and create a different life, so that I could stop hurting and living a life filled with pain and depression, and begin creating a life of love and abundance, free of pain and suffering.

One of the most inspiring, educational, motivational lectures I’ve ever heard is on YouTube.  It is given by Earl Nightingale, and is entitled, “The Strangest Secret.”

I tried an experiment, which he suggests in this video, and listened to it every day, as part of my daily morning routine.  My thinking, attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs began to change because of it, and then everything in my life changed along with me.

I learned:  That which we listen to once has the potential to change us.  That which we listen to repeatedly and consistently, think about, talk about, and take action because of it, actually changes how life, people, circumstances, and situations interact with us.

It was because of this experiment that I decided to seek out that which I wanted to EXPERIENCE MORE OF, and I listened to that content, repeatedly and consistently, for at least a month.  In this way, ANYONE can reprogram their attitude of mind, and EXPERIENCE MORE of ANYTHING they choose to.


One of the greatest tools I have learned through this process is to attach a new habit I want to form to a necessary part of my day, every day.  When I shower, I make a mental list of EVERYTHING I have to be grateful for.  When I dress, prepare coffee, and make lunches, I listen to the content I choose to reprogram my mind with.  When I am at work, I listen ONLY to audio books and YouTube interviews which contain the content matter and information that will propel me towards the decided goals I am working towards achieving.  Attaching a habit to a necessary part of life has empowered me to live a more intentional, more enjoyable, more fulfilling, almost magical life.

At first, this was incredibly difficult and challenging, but within 30 days, it became enjoyable and easily flowed.  It became something I looked forward to doing.  I felt accomplished for having done it, my levels of self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-image were raised, and my life changed, progressed, and improved, in direct proportion to the level of intensity, consistency, and focus which I performed these new habits at.


Today I will take the time to listen to this 30-minute lecture by Earl Nightingale and pull from it anything good and helpful to me in my own life.

To see other habits I have experimented with and decided to implement into a daily routine, check out The goodinthehead Habit Hacking Challenge.  You can just google it.  These are the habits I decided upon to optimize my own, unique, personal life experience.  Practicing these things, daily and consistently, has empowered and strengthened me, and shot me onto a completely different, and unexpectedly enjoyable, trajectory in life.  I am so incredibly grateful for all of the many people, teachers, mentors, and leaders I have been so blessed to come across in my lifetime, so far, and look forward to the many others I have yet to discover.


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Remember:  Mindset matters.  Character counts.  That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives.  WE CREATE our personal realities.

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