Success depends on 10 percent on what happens to us and 90 percent on how we respond to it.
We All Have Two Natures Within Ourselves
Success does not depend on our position, but our disposition, which is our attitude. These are the words of Shiv Khera, a world renown author of various self-help books. According to him, we all have two natures within ourselves. Nature number One wants to do what is fun and convenient, which may or may not be the fun thing to do and could even be destructive whereas Nature number Two guides us to do the right things that lead to happiness, even if they are inconvenient in the short run. But the problem is, it is nature One that predominantly takes over nature Two. Good intention with bad action is common practice. We all desire to be good and do good but in the end, fall short. This is because the battle inside is to do what is easy, quick and convenient rather than what is the right and best thing to do.
Thinking, believing and knowing what’s good is not good enough. DOING IS.
Attitude is a Choice
Having a positive attitude does not mean that a person is blind to facts, nor does it meant that he has to agree with or accept everything in this world. It only means that he is a solution-focused person. It is the ability to see and smell an opportunity in every problem. It is a choice, and that choice is for you to make. Your attitude towards a problem makes all the difference.
Diseases of Attitude
Pessimism and negativity. They are as or even more dangerous than the diseases of the physical body and must be avoided.Who is a pessimist? He is well defined as the person who goes to the land of milk and honey, and the only things he sees are calories and cholesterol. They are the ones who have a problem for every solution.
Achievers look for solutions for every problem, and losers look for a problem in every solution.
Stop Being Negative and Look for the Positive
What do we really need to do? We need to change our attitude and thinking. Once we change our own thinking, we stop playing the blame game. When we address the real problem, which implanted in our own thinking, we find that life-physically,financially and spiritually-changes for the better.
According to an ancient tale once, an old Indian chief was teaching his grandson, imparting wisdom about the two wolves inside each one of us. One is evil, and the other good. The evil one was arrogant, selfish and egoistic. The good one is peaceful, calm happy and generous. The grandson was confused and asked, ‘Which wolf will win?‘ The grandfather replied, ‘Son, you have a choice. Which one wins will depend on which one you feed the most.
-Excerpt from ‘You can Achieve More.’