Are you a pessimist or optimist?
If you’re a pessimist, there’s hope. Thanks to neuroplasticity you can change the physical makeup of your brain by the way you think.
Most of life is about perspective and attitude. Things you have control over.
Transcription of the Video:
I have a medallion in my pocket that says attitude is everything. I’ve had this in my pocket, carrying it around for 17 years.
I got it in 1995, when I started in a restaurant they hired me as a manager. I got this then and I’ve been carrying it around ever since.
But it got me to thinking that some people are just not born optimist, they’re born naturally pessimistic about everything.
You know, “the world’s out to get them” and their circumstances or why they’re not happy so on and so forth etc but one of the things that I’ve seen is I know that people can change, and one of the very exciting things that I’ve learned about recently is is the science called neuroplasticity.
And that basically means that the physical makeup of your brain can change based on what you think, which is amazing. I mean that something physical can change its shape or it’s makeup basically from thoughts from energy and things that I think, which is amazing.
Now we’ve all known that the power of positive thinking is huge and is very popular and that it works.
But I know a lot of people, myself included, at certain times, certain points in my life, I couldn’t just sit around and think things and intuitively know how to make things happen.
Or just by thinking stuff my life didn’t just automatically get better. I had to take actions.
And it’s like Francine Ward one of her great sayings is you get a self-esteem from doing esteemable acts, and it’s one of my favorite things because it’s so true.
You know the important thing being action. You know, taking action and doing something. So you know if you’re having trouble having a positive attitude and you know that attitude is everything, if you had a crappy attitude then everything you see is going to be crappy.
Everyone’s going to be out to get you.
So anyway, if you’re filling down or you don’t have a very good attitude, think about it. And work on it, because attitude is everything.
And be honest, be loved, and be happy.