Easy Empowerment was created to prompt self-reflection, self-awareness and propel readers to progress in whatever it is they do or would like to do. I do use known, not so well-known and even anonymous authors for quotes for this purpose – nutrition excellence for my mind, and hopefully yours too.
One of my most revered mentors is the legendary Jim Rohn; the man just distils common sense, motivation, inspiration and for me, is a benchmark for Success in life – if like me, this is what you cherish, then read on.
Here’s one of many articles that I regularly publish on my sourceofsuccess page via Facebook, but for the first time I will do so here.
The One Thing That Determines How Successful You Can Be by Jim Rohn
No one else “makes us angry.” We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude.
The one thing that determines the level of our potential, produces the intensity of our activity and predicts the quality of the result we receive – our attitude.
Attitude determines how much of the future we are allowed to see. It decides the size of our dreams and influences our determination when we are faced with new challenges.
No other person on earth has dominion over our attitude. People can affect our attitude by teaching us poor thinking habits or unintentionally misinforming us, or providing us with negative sources of influence, but no one can control our attitude unless we voluntarily surrender that control.
No one else “makes us angry.” We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude. What someone else may have done is irrelevant. We choose; not they. They merely put our attitude to a test. If we select a volatile attitude by becoming hostile, angry, jealous or suspicious, then we have failed the test. If we condemn ourselves by believing that we are unworthy, then again, we have failed the test.
If we care at all about ourselves, then we must accept full responsibility for our own feelings. We must learn to guard against those feelings that have the capacity to lead our attitude down the wrong path, and to strengthen those feelings that can lead us confidently into a better future.
If we want to receive the rewards the future holds in trust for us, then we must exercise the most important choice given to us as members of the human race by maintaining total dominion over our attitude. Our attitude is an asset, a treasure of great value that must be protected accordingly.
When you have the right attitude, you can do the remarkable.
Having the right attitude is an essential prerequisite for success and happiness. The right attitude is one of the fundamentals of the good life. That is why we must constantly examine our feelings about our role in the world and about our possibilities for achieving our dreams.
It is our emotional nature that governs most of our daily conduct in our personal and business world. It is the emotional aspect of our experiences that determines our behavior. How we feel about life’s events is a powerful force that can either freeze us in our tracks or inspire us to take immediate action on any given day. With the right attitude, human beings can move mountains. With the wrong attitude, they can be crushed by the smallest grain of sand.