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Motivational Monday

BrotherWord - Attitude

The right attitude will determine EVERYTHING!  Attitude is more than perception.  It is a belief in the impossible, it is a sense of calm in the storm, it is a confidence when all seems lost.  Your attitude will decide your elevation or your demise.

Attitude is also a learned trait that is built over time and through experiences.  Someone with a beautiful, positive, strong attitude is someone who has suffered through and survived some of life’s most destructive and devastating ordeals.  The power in one’s attitude stems from the lessons learned and the application of those lessons.  It’s one thing to have a good attitude in good times, but how you react when the world is crumbling around you is the truest measure.  That is what separates the successful from the mundane that find themselves stuck, always in a rut, never able to overcome or get out of their own way.

What makes attitude so precious, so vital, is that the sooner you master your attitude, the sooner life will open up and dreams will begin to formulate before your eyes.  Master the circumstances and stop allowing them to master you.  What happens to you and around you may be out of your control, but your reaction, that is completely up to you and under your control.  That is the very definition of attitude – an organismic state of readiness, mental and emotional preparedness or state of mind, to respond in a characteristic way to a stimulus, whether it be a person or thing, tendency or orientation.  Nothing is guaranteed, but one thing is for sure; you are the master of your soul and the captain of your ship and the one thing that determines the course of your life is your attitude!

Think it is propaganda and hype?  Listen to the young man in the video.  A high school student athlete who is well on his way to greatness and has already captivated the attention and spirit of people twice his age.  Whatever this young man has experienced in life, it has matured him beyond his years and given him a blueprint to success.

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” ~ Thomas Jefferson 
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” ~ Winston Churchill 
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Motivational Monday

BrotherWord - Motivational Monday

Start each day with a positive attitude; how you think is how you perceive life. ~ BrotherWord

How we perceive our lives is most likely the life we lead.  It is so easy to get caught up in the ailments of the world that we allow those to become our reality.  The truth of the matter is that very few things are as dire as they first appear.  Change your attitude, change your thoughts, change your words and watch how your world changes.  As a man thinketh, so is he.  The more you Think, the more you Thank©, so focus your mind on those things that provide joy and happiness, help progress your hopes and dreams, and fulfill your purpose in life.  Wake each day with a positive mindset, plan on being productive, and looking forward to the vast possibilities each day presents. If you want the most out of life, make the most out of each day.

Motivational Monday

BrotherWord - Motivational Monday

Words are some of the most powerful tools available to us.  The power of a word can build or destroy in an instant and every word builds upon itself empowering its subject or tearing it apart.  But what’s most fascinating about words is that it’s intention and perception can be completely opposite.  How we use and understand words is what separates us and no matter the intention, it is on the individual on how they perceive it, digest it, and let it manifest in their spirit.  Every word, comment, and conversation can be used for motivation or inspiration.  Your detractors may be many, but that same ridicule can be used as an ignition to fuel the fire within and push you to reach deeper.  Compliments sometimes are few and far in between, but when we receive them, it can be an inspiration to carry us, affirmation to let us know we’re on the right path, and a needed boost to get us over the hump and let us know that what we are doing makes a difference to someone.  Choose your words wisely and remember their power and influence.  It’s easier to demolish a building than it is to resurrect and the same is true with a person’s psyche.  It is so hard to give someone their confidence back, their self-esteem, and so easy to damage it.  Today, and every opportunity you can, speak life, speak strength, speak courage, speak happiness, speak thankfulness, speak gratitude, speak possibility, and even when we have to give criticism, discipline, unsettling opinions, speak that too in love.  Let your words uplift the hearts and minds of the listener and plant a garden that shall grow truth, wisdom, and love.


BrotherWord - Motivational Monday
Nails In the Fence
Author Unknown
There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.  The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won’t matter how many times you say I’m sorry, the wound is still there.”
The little boy then understood how powerful his words were. He looked up at his father and said, “I hope you can forgive me father for the holes I put in you.”  “Of course I can,” said the father.


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