A&B Leadership Group

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Power Pointers

Productivity tips and insights for improving essential behaviors that
impact personal and organizational growth and performance.


You Are What You Think

The idea that eating healthy food promotes healthy bodies—often referred to as, “you are what you eat”—dates to back a French physician in 1826. So, if we eat well to be physically well, it stands to reason that a similar concept applies to our mind. What we think impacts our attitude, and what we say and do.

Attitude determines our level of satisfaction in life. It’s the primary force governing our drive and whether we succeed or fail—and it’s one of the few things over which we have complete control. Circumstances aren’t as important as our reaction to situations. W. Clement Stone, in his book Success through a Positive Mental Attitude, wrote “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”

A positive attitude can make a difference in how we perceive our circumstances every day. Choose to be positive and to have a great day. Look at possibilities and solutions instead of obstacles. See how things can be done instead of how they cannot. What we believe determines how we behave and the world around us knows what we believe by observing our actions. Why not choose to be positive?

Try this simple experiment to accentuate the positive. Every day for the next week, make note of the good that takes place. At the end of the week, notice what happens to your attitude. Even optimistic folks are positively impacted.

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