Remodeling your attitude

After a recent speaking engagement in Baltimore, and before flying back to the West Coast, I stopped by the beautiful harbor in that city.

One of the great attractions in the harbor is the U.S.S. Constellation, a great example of the tall ships of the past.

An amazing thing happened in Baltimore a few years ago. The entire harbor was remodeled into an incredible tourist attraction. There are many shops, theatres, and restaurants. The people of Baltimore did an incredible job of remodeling their waterfront.

I figure that all of us, at one time or another, including me, need to remodel our attitude.

When there are challenging times, as many people are having right now with the economy, it's time to remodel one's attitude.

I was brought up in a culture that, no matter what happens, no matter what difficulties you may have, you get yourself right back up and you find a way to get things moving. You remodel your attitude.

It's not I hope or I wish. It's I CAN.

So, my mother taught me: The glass is broken. The milk is spilled. I don't want to have a pity party. If you do, you're on your own. But, if you want to make plans to move ahead. If you want to find new ways to improve your situation, she said, I'm with you.

If you're going through some challenging financial times right now, then may I suggest that you remodel your attitude. Realize that attitude is everything.

So, write an affirmation that you would say the first thing in the morning and the last thing at night. An affirmation that says, "I am a positive person. I have a great attitude. I see great things happening in my life. I see my financial situation improving dramatically."

Say that the first thing every morning and the last thing every night. Watch what happens in about 30 days. Suddenly your mind will open up to new possibilities - "Well, maybe I can."

That way you will look for opportunities and you will recognize them when they come. If all we do is go around saying things aren't working for us, we will literally close our eyes to good things that will come to us.

So, isn't it time that you remodeled your attitude like the people in Baltimore remodeled their harbor? You could sail into a wonderful new future.

You are special. You are unique. You are destined for greatness. I see it in you. You are a Champion!

A discipline affirmation

I have remodeled my attitude. I am a very prosperous, positive, successful person.

Rauchwerger is a speaker, trainer, author and high-performance coach to CEOs. If you have a question or want to supercharge your company, contact him at Comments may be published as Letters to the Editor.

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