How Important is it to Keep a Positive Attitude?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX First AB21301874

I was sitting here this morning reading through some blogs and came across the Sunday Quote of the Day and thevery first quote on there was Positive thinking will always make your day better

Wow!  Quick, simple and to the point.  Well, it got me thinking about how important attitude is in this business.  I think it is everything.  I think with a positive attitude, you can make it through any obstacle and with much more ease compared to our grumpy old counterparts.

Below is an email I got a while back.  This is probably one of the best emails I've read on how attitude can effect your life.  Whenever I'm feeling a little negative I try and remember to read this email until it becomes ingrained into my head. 

 

READ THIS...                                                                               

LET IT REALLY SINK  IN - THEN CHOOSE .


John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"  

He was a natural motivator.

If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.  

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, "I don't get it!

You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"  

He replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today.. You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can choose to be in a bad mood.  

I choose to be in a good mood."

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.  

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.  

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.

"Yes, it is," he said. "Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood.  

You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life."

I reflected on what he said. Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.  

Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.  

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the  hospital with rods placed in his back.  

I saw him about six months after the accident.

When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins...Wanna see my scars?"

I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

"The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter," he replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live."  

"Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked.  

He continued, "..the paramedics were great.

They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action."  

"What did you do?" I asked.

"Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me," said John. "She asked if I was allergic to anything. 'Yes, I replied.' The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity'."  

Over their laughter, I told them, "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."

He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude... I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.  

Attitude, after all, is everything.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34.  

After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.  

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Chris Griffith
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Bah Humbug. ;)
Dec 17, 2006 01:14 AM #1
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Ivan Warman
Verify Tenant - Dania Beach, FL

I like the e-mail. I believe that each person has the possibility to control the outcome of the day
things are going to happen no matter what the difference is your attitude to embrace the problem

I choose to be positive

Good luck

Ivan Warman

Dec 17, 2006 04:49 AM #2
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Kristen Selheimer

Nice Brett!

 Ran across your blog today.  Hope all is going well.  I like the pics of your dogs!  I'm sure they have stockings like mine ready for all those xmas bones!

Talk to you soon-

Kristen

Dec 17, 2006 06:23 AM #3
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Cynthia Sloop
Community Association Manager - Indianapolis, IN
A posiive attitude is the best gift you can give yourself.  Especially in our business.  Some days can go great and some days we just hope they end soon!  Great post!
Dec 17, 2006 10:28 AM #4
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Steve Hewson
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Excellent thoughts.  I will wake up in the morning and decide to have a good mood day.  This week I was in a class where we talked about having a positive attitude around our office.  One thought I particularly liked is to pay a compliment to every one we see each day.  That seems rather easy. 

Dec 17, 2006 02:54 PM #5
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Steve Hewson
KW Commercial Real Estate, LLC - Denver - Denver, CO
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Excellent thoughts.  I will wake up in the morning and decide to have a good mood day.  This week I was in a class where we talked about having a positive attitude around our office.  One thought I particularly liked is to pay a compliment to every one we see each day.  That seems rather easy. 

Dec 17, 2006 02:55 PM #6
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Brett Mumaw
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Hey Kristen!  It's good to see you on here.  My dogs will probably have better stockings than me.  You should join It's Raining DOGS! Dog Lovers Group.  You should post some pictures.
Dec 17, 2006 03:40 PM #7
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Brett Mumaw
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I agree with everyone that attittude is THE most important thing we have.  Complaining is TIME LOST.  It serves no purpose in my opinion.
Dec 17, 2006 03:42 PM #8
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Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
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Hi Brett, Great blog I do agree a positive attitude is everything. The power of positive thinking is a great book by

Norman Vincent Peale .

Thanks for sharing, Jay 

Dec 20, 2006 10:17 AM #9
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Michael Jordan
Tarbell, REALTORS - Murrieta, CA
Hi Brett, a positive attitude will get you far, and I loved the story. It reminded me when President Reagan was shot and the comment to the ER staff when they wheeled him in. "I hope you're all Republicans" Humor will also make you a happier and healthier person. Merry Christmas.
Dec 20, 2006 06:09 PM #10
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Ann Caron
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Great Post Brett!  I am "positive" that I will be in a great mood tomorrow.  Merry Christmas.

Dec 24, 2006 07:15 AM #11
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Loreena and Michael Yeo
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One of my favorite quotes about attitude is:

Attitude is the little thing that makes a huge difference (Author Unknown).

I hung that on my wall at the office and everyday I tell myself my attitude is my differentiator.
Dec 29, 2006 04:03 PM #12
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Dan Auito
www.magicbullets.com - Inverness, FL
If it's a posi+ive attitude you want, then a Posi+ive attitude you shall have. Best Wishes:

http://thenewhealers.com/PositiveAttitude.pdf

Jan 28, 2007 02:36 AM #13
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Renee Kokoszka
Citizens First Financial - Park City, UT

One of my favorite sayings is

"Your attitude in life determines your altitude in life."

Jan 29, 2007 05:07 AM #14
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