Teens Self Help

A medium to express myself and talk about my feelings, hoping to inspire you... "Believe in yourself, in the power you have to control your own life day by day. Believe in the strength that you have deep inside and your faith will help show you the way. Believe in tomorrow and what it will bring. For things will work out if you trust and believe there is no limit to what you can do!" (Larry S. Chengges)

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Choosing the Right Attitude

"Choose the kind of day you will have, and the kind of life you will have, by choosing the right attitude... You always have the ultimate freedom of choosing your attitude."

Sometimes we meet so many negative people out there: people with permanent bad attitudes, always complaining, always miserable, always criticizing others, always blaming others; that it becomes a big challenge not to fall into these same bad habits (of choosing the wrong attitude.) A bad attitude is contagious; when people complain, we want to complain too; when people criticize others, we feel compelled to do the same, to join them. We have to learn to stop ourselves from doing that. We have to remember that we don't have to put others down in order to feel better about who we are. We all have our weaknesses, after all. We cannot feel that we are better than others, that we know more than others, that we have all the answers to everything... because that's not the case. "If we think we know everything, we are practicing arrogance" - I heard this message on TV and it made me think and consider that sometimes -without even realizing it- so many of us assume arrogant attitudes way too many times. Is it that feeling better than others inflates our self-esteem?

Nobody is perfect; so why do others judge and criticize us so much? Or why do we judge and criticize others so much? Let's reflect on this and try our best to stop putting others down, and to stop allowing others to put us down. Remember: Whatever your attitude is at this very moment, it is the one you are presently choosing...

"Your attitude is part of who you are..."

"A positive attitude is a decision we make moment by moment."

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way." Viktor Frankl ("Man's Search for Meaning")

"Choosing your attitude has the power to bring you fulfilment and happiness or have you looking back at a life half lived." Fiona Harrold