Published on January 17, 2008
Slide1: Is everything Quotes about Attitudes: Quotes about Attitudes A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright (1876 - 1944) Quotation: Quotation The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind. William James (1842 - 1910) philosopher & psychologist Quotation: Quotation I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. Martha Washington (1732 - 1802) The Depression Epidemic: The Depression Epidemic 1925 = 4% 1955 = 60% Changes Over Time: Changes Over Time “What Makes You Truly Happy in Life?”: “What Makes You Truly Happy in Life?” “The Animal School”By George H. Reavis: “The Animal School” By George H. Reavis What does a Positive Attitude look like?: What does a Positive Attitude look like? Automatic Thoughts: Automatic Thoughts Often we are unaware of the effect our automatic thoughts can have on our behavior Automatic thoughts can be words, images, memories Think about it: Think about it What makes us fearful? What makes us resentful? What makes us happy? Shoe Shine Story : Shoe Shine Story Get out of the revenge mode immediately Trust your intuition Persist through obstacles Every adversity has a positive side Little things have big consequences Before reacting : Before reacting Are you reacting to your interpretation or facts? What is the worst thing that could happen if your interpretation of the situation is true? Is there an alternate way of seeing this situation? Am I going to let this situation ruin my day? Strengthen Personal Happiness: Strengthen Personal Happiness Work on something challenging. Do something for others. Smile often. Join a group. Give someone a break. Try to keep things in perspective. Take care of yourself. Ray Charles: Ray Charles Patience will give you what you want. An optimistic attitude can do wonders for our health: An optimistic attitude can do wonders for our health Canadian Medical Association Journal A study that spanned 30 years and looked at patients’ attitudes after surgery or some health procedure Found that the power of positive thinking was real Patients who felt they would do well in recovery did Patients who were scared or pessimistic about recovery did not recover as quickly as the optimists Positive Habits: Positive Habits Think of yourself as successful Have positive expectations for everything you do Remind yourself of past successes Positive Habits: Positive Habits Don’t dwell on failures, just avoid repeating them Surround yourself with positive people and ideas Keep trying until you achieve the results you want. Be in Control: Be in Control There is very little in this world that we can control….other than our thoughts. Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.: Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.