10 Interesting Quotes About Attitude

 

Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it. Irving Berlin

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

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. Walter Scott

It is good people who make good places. Anna Sewell

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. Og Mandino

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. Abraham Lincoln

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. Khalil Gibran

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. Aldous Huxley

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. Marcus Aurelis

 

Which quote is your favorite?

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10 THINGS YOU DON’T NEED TO FEEL GUILTY ABOUT

Cancelling plans with your friends to have some alone time. Time with yourself is important, too! Put on a film you love and eat your favorite snacks without feeling mean or guilty.

Not putting in 100% at work every day. Life isn’t all about work. Lots of people see being stressed and tired as a sign of being a hard worker, but you should never lower the quality of your life for your work.

Your career choices/life choices. It is your life, and you have to live it in a way that makes sense to you. Don’t feel like you need to change your choices to make other people happy.

Not checking your email outside of work. You’re not at work, so you don’t need to (unless your job description specifically says you need to). Darn Smartphones!

Your appearance. Your flaws make you unique and different.

Ending a bad friendship. You are not obligated to spend time with anyone, and your friends should make you feel happy, supported and loved – not upset, angry or stressed.

Taking a risky chance. Life is for living, and that risk could hugely improve your life – just look at entrepreneurs all around the world.

Saying ‘no’ to people. You are not a machine that is designed to grant the wishes of other humans. If you don’t want to, say no.

Not knowing the answer to a question.

Treating yourself. You work hard (maybe) and you deserve it (probably)!

HOW TO DEAL WITH TOXIC PEOPLE

Everyone in the world will meet a toxic person at some point in their lives.

Liars, narcissists, manipulators and sociopaths are very good at creating drama and dragging other people into it. It can happen at home, with your friends, or even at work with a colleague.

While their behaviour is hard to understand, it often stems from insecurity. If you have a toxic person in your life, here are a few ways to make sure they don’t rule your life – or drag you into the drama!

 

Don’t gossip with someone who is toxic. Toxic people will share other people’s secrets with you for many reasons; to create drama, to seem interesting, or to gauge your reaction. Don’t gossip back or say anything negative to them, as there is a high chance they will tell everyone. If a toxic person starts gossiping with you, politely excuse yourself.

Ignore their insults. Toxic people love to disguise insults as compliments, such as “You’re brave wearing that – I’d never have the confidence to pull it off!” They want you to wonder about what they said, as it is a power trip for them. Dismiss their offhand comments so they have no control over you.

Ignore attention-seeking behaviour. Toxic people love to be the centre of attention, and often they will act out or behave obnoxiously to gain the attention of other people. Don’t encourage the behaviour by giving them attention – instead focus on the quieter members of the group.

Don’t indulge self-pity. This is the easiest way for toxic people to A. talk about themselves and B. get you involved in their life/drama/problems. Be aware of the pattern and you will never get sucked in!

Stick up for yourself and others. If a toxic person says something nasty about you or someone else, stick up for them. Toxic people often target people who they perceive as weak, and doing this will help them to realize not to mess with you – or other people while you are around.

5 TOXIC PERSONALITY TYPES TO AVOID

Toxic people are always present in life; in the office at work, in your friendship group and sometimes even in your own family. Normally people indulge a toxic person for many years, which causes them a lot of stress and guilt.

It is important to identify people who are toxic so you don’t allow them to take over your life and rule it. Your happiness is your priority – here are 5 types of toxic people that you don’t need in your life.

 

The ‘you’ve changed’ person. This person doesn’t like it when you change, and they want you to be the same person forever. They think change is a bad thing and they are likely to use “you’ve changed” as an insult. They wish to stop your progress and pull you back into the past.

The jealous person. Some toxic people are jealous of other people’s achievements, as they think that they deserved the success more. They will not acknowledge your hard work; instead they will think “But what about me? Where is my reward?” However, these people are rarely hard working – they are too busy judging others to actually progress themselves.

The gossiping person. This person is probably insecure, and they love to use gossip as a way to insult others and divide people. Realistically this person is a coward, and they are easy enough to ignore. Do not listen to their gossip or indulge them and they will struggle to disrupt your life.

The me-me-me person. This person has a huge ego! They believe that they are very intelligent and skilled. They are likely to talk down to others or belittle them, as they don’t believe other people deserve their respect.

The one-sided person. This person thinks that they are your friend, and whenever they have a problem they seek your advice and help. However, when you are down, they are never to be seen. They don’t really care about your problems or feelings – but they like having someone around who will listen to their own personal drama.

 

If you know a toxic person like this, check out my blog post next week – How to deal with toxic people! It offers simple advice to help you handle toxic people without getting too involved in their lives. I hope you are all having a great week!

12 MORE WAYS TO SHOW LOVE WITHOUT SPENDING MONEY

Many people say that if they won the lottery, they would take all of their loved ones abroad. People love to treat the people they care about, and nothing is better than a big holiday together!

But what if you haven’t won the lottery? Most people can’t afford to spend lots of money on their friends, but they still want to show them that they are loved and appreciated.

Here are 12 more easy ways to show love without spending money.

1. Invite them out with your other friends. Everyone loves to feel included!

2. Send them a funny video on YouTube that you know will make them crack up.

3. Compliment something many people don’t acknowledge, like their impressive work ethic or ability to always be fair and reasonable.

4. Send them a picture of you two together so you can reminisce on the awesome memories.

5. Notice and congratulate them whenever they work hard for something.

6. Be there for them when they are upset or angry. Listen to them talk, and offer advice when they are ready.

7. Make them a home-made card and write a meaningful note inside. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t look amazing – it is the thought that counts, and it is likely that your friend will treasure it forever.

8. Ask them how they are every time you see them. Always take the time to listen to their answer, and look out for any signs that they may be having a tough day.

9. Ask how their big day went. Everyone has presentations, projects and deadlines, and some days are tougher than others. It always feels great to know that someone is silently supporting you when you having an eventful/hard day.

10. Bring their favorite snack whenever you meet up with them as a surprise.

11. Remember the little things that they tell you.

12. Tell them “I love you.”

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12 SMALL WAYS TO BE MORE COURAGEOUS

 

Courage is one of the best virtues a person can have. Courage – or bravery – is not the absence of fear; courageous people feel fear too. It is the ability to conquer the fear so that you can achieve great things.

It isn’t about bungee-jumping or travelling to another country by yourself; courage is the decision to live with honesty and integrity. If you want to be more courageous, here are 12 small things you can do.

1. Don’t wait for others to do things, so you can start too – be the first to start.

2. Stand up for a stranger when you know they are being unfairly treated.

3. Offer your help to anyone who appears to need it.

4. Be honest with yourself about the things you like and dislike.

5. Reach out to someone who you know you hurt. Apologise for causing them pain.

6. Tell your loved ones about the goals you want to achieve in your lifetime.

7. Take a class you have never taken before.

8. Choose to spend time with an acquaintance (not a friend!)

9. Don’t fill every silence with words – unless you actually have something to say.

10. Start a conversation with someone who looks interesting.

11. Show off the things you are proud of – your writing, your hair, your achievements.

12. Don’t be afraid of your feelings. Laugh when you are happy, cry when you are sad and express your anger when you feel angry.

 

What do you think of this list? Do you have any other suggestions? Please let me know with a comment!

5 BENEFITS OF TALKING LESS AND LISTENING MORE

Do you think that you talk or listen more? Most people tend to talk more than they listen, and often when they listen they don’t fully focus on what the other person is saying.

However, there are lots of benefits to listening more.

1. You won’t say anything silly, or that you may regret later. Once you have shared some information with someone, you can never take it back.

2. The person who you are listening to will feel understood, helping you to build strong relationships. It feels great when you are talking to someone and it feels like they really value what you are saying.

3. You may learn something interesting. You never know what you are going to be told –it could be an interesting fact or story, or it could make you laugh for hours.

4. You may learn something that could benefit you. You could learn something that could help you at work, or something that could make your life easier.

5. People will listen when you do speak.