Accordingly, to psychologist and Life coach Cliff Arnall, (A tutor of the Centre for lifelong Learning), Today is the saddest day of the year.
‘Blue Monday‘ is Cliff’s concept and is based on a mix of bad weather, long winter nights, the aftermath of the festive period, and a week before the first ‘pay day’ after Christmas. He concluded, as many people ‘overspent’ in the run-up to and over the festive period, have in the past 48Hrs received their Credit Card statement, and taken a big Gulp as they realise the impact ‘such’ a good Christmas has had!
It’s also the day that MOST people who made a New Year’s resolution to “Stop…..” be that Dry January, Give up Smoking, Go to the Gym, etc FALL OFF THE WAGON!
Whether it’s the Credit Card reality or forming a new habit, be that NO MORE of THIS or MORE of That, How’s that going for YOU right now?
“If you always do, what you’ve always done;
you’ll always have (at best) what you have already!”
An alternative approach: Attitude + Altitude
There is nothing more exhilarating than being around people who exude the energy of endless possibilities. These kinds of people are needed in our lives if we wish to see what is attainable.
There is nothing more exhilarating than being around people who exude the energy of endless possibilities. These kinds of people are needed in our lives if we wish to see what is attainable. When we surround our environment with people who believe in the harshness of life we are drained of energy and vitality. Therefore, the choice is really up to us – do we want to reach the stars or do we want to stay on the ground constantly looking up secretly wishing that we were among the dazzling jewels that grace the heavens. A strong, positive, and resilient attitude will help elevate you to unimaginable heights.
In life attitude is everything. Check the people around you and observe their attitude barometer – negative or positive – and if the results are negative then you may need to look at your own attitude and make certain adjustments. Usually, people mirror our own unconscious feelings and attitudes about life that we perhaps are not acknowledging head-on. Remember, your attitude determines your altitude. That’s why it’s so important to be choosy about who we do spend our time with. I believe that we do become what we think about, and who we surround ourselves with every day strongly influences what we think about or become. A positive attitude is not about displaying a fake smile, a happy face, and a forced spring in our step. It is simply a way of responding to life in a manner that allows us to accept the contradictions, the contrasts of our experiences. A positive attitude enables you to make a difference in the world around you because when you are able to see things in a positive light, you help to influence and shape other people’s attitudes as well.
What is attitude anyway?
It is the mental state or position you take regarding your life and affairs. This means it’s not what you think but how you think it. Your attitude forms every event in your life, whether you realise it or not. Out of your attitude comes your enjoyment of life and gratitude for all your blessings. Out of your attitude also comes your disappointment and anger at how things have turned out. Out of attitude also comes the feeling that no accomplishment will ever be good enough or that you are not good enough. Every day, your attitude is challenged by other people and by external factors. How will you react? Will you allow adversity to stop you from moving forward? Will you allow a negative person to ruin your day, make you lose your cool, or force you to give up on your dreams? When such temptations come knocking on your door, stand at the door of your mind and declare powerfully and silently, “No one is home”. In other words, cease to engage.
We’ve made it our MISSION to support 1,000,000 Business Owners #ADDAZERO to their Business. And just one of the ways we are doing that is through our in-person #ADDAZERO Activator events – An opportunity for you to take a little time out of the business, to work ON the business (As Gerber taught us), AND to look at it through a completely different lens!
On this highly interactive and bespoke workshop, I’ll ask you FOUR questions you are NEVER likely to have been asked before, which once you are able to answer (more than 96% can’t when I first ask them) will COMPLETELY change how you see and operate within your business FOREVER!
It was Einstein that taught us:
“You will never overcome any problem, using the same level of intellect, than that which created it”