Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Training For A New Attitude

Now I wouldn’t expect myself to go out and run a marathon without first training for it. Nor would I expect myself to speak a new language without first studying it. So why do I expect myself to change my attitude about where I am in my life, overnight. It doesn’t seem like I’m being fair to myself.

So I’m going to start training for a new attitude by, well, I’m really not clear on the how. I wish I could type in some fabulous bullet points with the steps I’m going to take, but I'll have to get back to you. I'm sure part of training is researching what you have to do to train. If not, just go with me, please!

Anyway... there is no better time than now, not because it’s the present, but because everyone’s temporary good tidings will make it go easier. Believe it or not, even my boss is getting in on it and that will make the good attitude less of a challenge.

I’m going to keep the following quote in mind:

“Life is not about weathering the storm, it about learning to dance in the rain.”

Because it reminds me to stop trying to fight against my situation and learn to enjoy where I am today.


  1. It's a beautiful quote. And I think there is a lot of truth to it. But there is also some truth to making your own destiny I think. You have to decide where the line is for you.

  2. Hi Brooke! Thanks for checking out my blog. I agree about making your own destiny. You make a great point.

  3. I believe, in the big scheme of things, life takes us where we are supposed to be, with or without our approval. Remember that great Indian quote:
    "Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky." So live the life you find yourself in with the greatest level of joy possible. i.e. learn to dance in the rain. Love that quote.

  4. Great perspective... I recomend the book "7 Habits of highly Successful People"

  5. Hi Carol, Thanks for the great comment. I've never heard that Indian quote. I love it!

  6. Hi Chris, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the suggestion. I'll definitely check out the book.

  7. Hi Maddalena! I appreciate you checking out my blog and leaving me such nice feedback.