What I’m doing here is not heroic. I’m simply exercising every single day for a year.
It’s not easy, but let’s keep things in perspective, I’m not summiting Mount Everest, I’m not solving world hunger, and I’m not battling cancer.
Whatever your personal circumstance, and wherever your journey takes you, of one thing I am certain, attitude is everything.
But while this adage holds true for many, for others the words may ring cliché, especially if they are thrown out there without the benefit of context. Yesterday I was smacked in the face with a healthy dose of context in the form of a YouTube video.
This beautiful bad-ass hosted an impromptu dance party for the surgical staff on the way into her double mastectomy.
And she reminded me that attitude is everything.
Through the course of this journey I’ve come a long way in the attitude department, and I’m proud of that. But I still struggle with bouts of negativity. I still give in to fear. I still allow my ego to guide my decisions. And I know this prevents me from living my best life.
This video has inspired me to be less laissez-faire in the area of attitude.
I haven’t been afraid to work hard at the physical stuff. I do that every day. But now it’s time for me to work a little harder on the psychological stuff.
The good news is that this type of work offers a pretty big pay day.
It’s kind of like ‘paying it forward’ to yourself. How cool is that?
Having a positive attitude can make a difference in many (all?) aspects of your life. Here are a few to ponder:
- Medical: While not without controversy, there have been numerous studies that suggest a possible correlation between a patient’s attitude and their medical outcomes.
- Career: Evidence shows that people with optimistic dispositions get jobs more easily and get promoted more.
- Relationships: Who wants to be in a friendship or a marriage with someone who sucks the life out of the room? The good news is, attitude is something we can change.
I am so grateful to the anonymous warrior in the video. She lit a fire under my complacent ass through her fearless and most inspirational actions. Attitude is everything.
Get moving… get happy, inspire others.