Attitude: A Self Fulfilling Prophecy

Attitude is somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

If you think something sucks, then it’s going to suck.
If you think something is great, then it’s going to be great.
This might be an over-simplified way of looking at life.  I have just found that looking for the silver lining will keep you optimistic, and eventually opportunity will come knocking on your door.
When I think of the times in my life when I chose a “less-than-great attitude, I didn’t want to let myself down from high expectations.
As I grew older, I realized that there are 2 ways to play the game:  “Play to win” or “Play to not lose”.
If we’re going to make 2017 a year of winning, let’s choose a positive attitude.
Jaime
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Make This the Best Year Yet

How was your 2016?  Good?  Bad?

How do you want your 2017 to be?  I think everyone wants to be optimistic and hopeful for the new year.

Planning, preparing, and goal setting certainly don’t guarantee success – but I do believe that a plan increases our chances of success.

In the spirit of preparing to hit the starting line, enjoy the article below from my buddy Michael Josephson.

Jaime

 

The tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions reflects one the very best qualities of human nature – the ability to reflect on and assess our lives in terms of the goals we set for ourselves and the principles we believe in.

It’s still not too late to formulate a self-improvement plan to make our outer lives and inner selves better by adopting more positive attitudes, living up to our highest values, and strengthening our relationships.

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What can I learn/know right now in 10 minutes that will be useful for the rest of my life?

Check out my entire answers on Quora.com: https://www.quora.com/What-can-I-learn-know-right-now-in-10-minutes-that-will-be-useful-for-the-rest-of-my-life/answer/Jaime-Hepp?srid=uYPGu

1) Be a person of your word. It might seem old school – let your word be your bond. It’s interesting how people that can be taken seriously, people that have a high amount of trust from others – they do the simple things like following through with the things they say they’re going to do. I think a lot of people underestimate the power of “let your word be your bond”.