Be A Self Builder - Part 2
I hope you enjoyed the last article about Seeking clarity of purpose.
As we continue this series about Success Core Principles from W. Clement Stone I
hope to give you the value of these important principles.
The second principle is:
Develop a positive attitude
“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.”
As Zig Ziglar always says “you can do much more with a positive attitude than you ever
can do with a negative attitude”.
So why do we let the negative attitudes creep into our mind? Yes life has its trials
and tribulations that test us constantly and we get tired. Yet everyday we have the
opportunity to wake up and get a “re-do”. We can be appreciative that we are on the
green side of the grass seeing the day, our family and having an opportunity to “DO”
today. Grasp that opportunity and TAKE ACTION toward your goal with a positive
It is easy to start this. When you wake up, be thankful that you woke up. Then smile.
Yes I said smile, no matter how early you get up, before your cup of coffee, when you
go to work, smile in the office. People will either wonder what is wrong with you or
wonder what you’re up to. They may even start up a conversation. Tell a quick joke or
make them laugh. Share that smile and a positive attitude and watch how good your
Now as the day goes on we can follow the “flow” of the day and get buried in the
issues of the day. Take a moment and smile again, get away from your desk and walk
outside. Look at the green grass, bird in the air, the rain coming down, whatever.
Realize you get to see and or hear these things, no matter what they are. Smile again
and go back to what you need to do. Share that smile with someone and see how you
feel. When you give your positive attitude the benefits come back ten-fold. When
someone asks “how are you?” Don’t tell them your