English heart surgeon Martyn Lloyd-Jones said, “Most unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself rather than talking to yourself.”
However those thoughts got there, I think many people have a tendency in general to gravitate first towards the “I can’t” mentality.
What if we could change that? What if we started with “I can”?
I happen to be a Christian. One of my life verses from the Bible is: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
Attitude is everything.
Someone once said, “If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you can’t.”
In other words, if you start with an “I can’t” mentality, it will be 10x harder to accomplish something than if you start with an “I can” mentality.
A positive attitude will trump a negative attitude every time.
Here are 3 Ways to Have an “I Can” Attitude:
1) Surround yourself with the right people. Experts tells us we will be the average of the 5 people we associate with. Your friends are a preview of your future. Are you surrounding yourself with mostly negative people? Seek to limit those relationships and surround yourself with positive people. You will begin to notice a big difference in your attitude.
2) Fill your mind with the right stuff. Read books and listen to podcasts that are life giving. If your media diet consists of only watching the news, it’s probably time to change the channel.
3) Remind yourself of the right things. God has created you to be amazing and unique. There is nobody else on the planet exactly like you. You have gifts and talents and were created to do great things. Remind yourself of past accomplishments. Rediscover (or discover) what you can be the best in the world at and work on your strengths instead of focusing on your weaknesses.
Change your attitude. Change your life.
Yes You Can.
What is one area you can have a more positive attitude in today?