Monday, December 10, 2007

The Power of Attitude

Hey friends,
I hope you all had a blast weekend. Mine was okay, could have been better.
Anyway, Its great to be alive to witness another new week even if its back to the bump and grind, lol!

Sometimes we think that our success in life depends on what we know/ who we know/ how educated we are/what we wear/ and all that. This is not true. Most times the difference between on successful and happy person and the other unsuccessful, sad guy lies in their ATTITUDE! How we think affects everything we do, it goes a long way to determine how far we go in life therefore it is very important that we develop and maintain a positive outlook to life.

I’d like to share this chapter from the book: “THE POWER OF ATTITUDE” with you guys. Its titled: The Good news Girl.

Read on…

Excerpt from the Power of Attitude titled: the Good News Girl

One of the most wonderful things about having a positive attitude is the number of people it touches, many times in ways you’ll never know.

Recently, I stopped by a convenience store to get a newspaper and a pack of gum. The young woman at the check-out counter said, “That’ll be five dollars please,” and as I reached into my wallet, the thought occurred to me that a newspaper and gum didn’t quite make it to five dollars. When I looked up to get a “re-quote”, she had a big smile on her face and said, “Gotcha! I got to get my tip in there somehow!” I laughed when I knew I’d been had. She then glanced down at the paper I was buying and said, “I’m sick and tired of all this negative stuff on the front pages. I want to read some good news for a change.” She then said, “In fact, I think someone should just publish a Good News newspaper – a paper with wonderful, inspirational stories about people overcoming adversity and doing good things for others. I’d buy one every day!” She then thanked me for coming in and said, “Maybe we’ll get lucky tomorrow; maybe we’ll get some good news,” and she laughed. She made my day.

The following day after my business appointments, I dropped by the same store again to pick up bottled water, but a different young lady was behind the counter. As I checked out I said, “Good afternoon” and handed her my money for the water. She said nothing – not a word, not a smile…nothing. She just handed me my change and in a negative tone ordered…“Next!”

It hit me right between the eyes: Two people, same age; one made me feel great, and the other, well, made me feel that I had inconvenienced her by showing up.
By the choices we make, by the attitudes we exhibit, we are influencing lives every day in positive or negative ways…our family, our peers, our friends, and even strangers we’ve never met before and will never meet again.

So when you brush your teeth every morning, look in the mirror and ask yourself this important question: Who do I want to be today? “The Grouch” or “The Good News Girl”?
Your answer will go a long way toward determining the joy and happiness that you will experience in your life.

Have a great week everyone and keep a positive attitude.


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Afrobabe said...


Afrobabe said...

See...Basically what the article is talking about is....TALK TO AFROBABE every morning before you start your day...My motor is "Don't worry, be happy"...I mean think about it...thinking and brooding doesn't make the silly "situation" go away...

princesa said...

I see your stalking paid off girl.
Oya clap for urself, Kpa Kpa Kpa Kpa Kpa!!!
I agree, why brood, it doesn’t help any situation.

Omosewa said...

nice one...i'll smile a little more today...

Olamild said...

Quite interesting

I really like it
thanks 4 sharing
U know we all have our days though
We end up being grouchy at times because people have been that way to us.

Jaycee said...

Yup, our attitude and perspective in life can really take us a longggggggggggggg way!!!!! Very true!

Thanks for sharing this.

Kawana Aminata Oliver said...

I love your out look on life.


Thanks for sharing this, babe. Off to take a look at the photoblog...

Allied said...

I see Afrobabe started with blog stalking again, @ princesa - You are very right.. attitude goes long way.

30+ said...

I agree absolutely on the Attitude. Have you also picked photography, the pixes are fab.

diary of a G said...

I've been having this thot about what success means alot lately...

thanks for sharing, cos u know a brotha don't be reading books as much as he should

U a great source for inspiration P

Have a great week urself

Atutupoyoyo said...

Very positive. Life is too short to fill it with bad days. Our outlook is down to our own personal choice

KreativeMix said...

Love the positive message for the start of another fabulous week :-)

Jaybabe said...

Can't agree with you more...very nice post. And to the point.

Florida of Free Spirit said...

Indeed. Altitude is everything!!! Being grown up with all its associated wahalas can be sure a pain. But when one cultivates an altitude to have fun - internally generated fun, espcially - most hard days seem lighter. It also attracts a lot of people to u, just like light pulls the insects, y? cos it's attractive!

thanks 4 dropping by.

simplynuttie said...

I am the epitome of attitude: even when i am dead broke, i still smile and joke and laugh....i laugh a lot.

Attitude, not aptitude determines your altitude - Jesse Jackson

Babe, i don merove d message joo!

Aijay said...

Nice!! I had a conversation with my dad this morning on something similar.
If we all learn to have a positive attitude/outlook on life, our lives & the world would be a better place.

How're u doing babes?

Orientatednaijababe said...

na true you talk here my sister....very thought provoking. I have to not let my bad day affect others - New year resolution no. 4

princesa said...

@omosewa, Good babes! That’s the idea.

@olamild, the trick is to overcome evil with good so when someone has been sour to you, be sweet to them and the next person that comes your way. The world will be a better place for it.

@jaycee, You are welcome.

@kawana, Thanks.

@soloD, I hope you drop your comments there too. Thanks dear.

@allied,lol! Afrobabe should earn the Blog Stalker of the year award abi?
Darling afro abeg free me o,lol!

princesa said...

@30+, thanks for visiting my photo blog. I appreciate dear.

@DOG, awwwwwh dude!!
Glad I can be a source of inspiration for you.
Love ya…try read those books o!

@atutu, I agree it’s a matter of choice to be a BLESSING or a BORE. How have you been dude? Been a while. Am off to urs in a bit!

@Kreativemix, glad you like. Hope ur week turns out fab.

@jaybabe, thanks, how you dey?

@florida, all correct! No wahala.

@simplynuttie, why you remove the message na? Oya tell me wetin you been talk.
All that positive attitude… I think you are just the kind of pal I’ll love to hang with.

@aijay, nne am fine o! How far with you dear? I envy your relationship with ur Dad. I wish….

@ONB, lol@ New year resolution No.4
Good start dear.

UnNaked Soul said...

nothing beats a Positive Attitude... like Afrobabe, everyone should do a "Cant Touch This" move, hammer style, every morning before leaving their homes... lol

nice post babes *wink*

Zephi said...

nice post. im guilty of having negative atitudes> im getting better though

Rinsola said...

So very true, so amazing what a positive attitude can result to. Thanks for reminding me. How you dey now?

simplynuttie said...

well, i been put one link like that for u...

i want to boli n want some?

pamelastitch said...

True that!!

Attitude wins the day - makes you feel better, makes other feel better. Personally, I avoid people who have a defeatist attitude.... they sap my energy... God please forgive me...

Queen of My Castle said...

LMAO @ Afrobabe and unNaked.

I love this post. I get teased almost everyday because I smile so much. To me attitude is everything and there is always bound to be a positive in any negative if we look deep enough to find it. I really loved this post. I feel silly because I am actually smiling as I comment.

Howdy babes hope you're good!


princesa said...

@unnaked,lol@ "cant touch that" move.
Am sure you do that with all those horny thots,lol!

@zephi, are we not all guilty at times? Am also improving...we'll get there.

@rinsola, i dey kampe o! Nothing do me,lol!

@simplynuttie, which link be dat? Them dey dash boli and epa for there,lol! Your pics were fab girl!

@pammy, who wants to hang out with a grouch(defeatist fellow) Not me o! I know we can help them change though with the right attitude.

@Castle queen, come on love, you aint silly or anything. You are so sweet rather. Keep smiling dear.

*Smooches with hugs & Kisses too*

Ebonne said...

This is extremely true... my boss told me recently in my end of year review that I need to be nicer to people... I have sort of picked up the name Angry Eb recently. even though everyone here knows I get the job done, I realize that with growth comes changing my attitude at times. i just so use to fighting for everything I want that I never let my guard down... but I warn people... I have a sign up in my office that says "Service may vary according to my mood and your attitude"

Arewa said...

U alone manythings do u want to be... Book promoter / Bloville update police....Ahah Talk about multi
What have u been up to jare... im back in action now and have updated oh so please get of my ya x x x

princesa said...

@ebonne, LMAO @ "Service may vary according to my mood and your attitude".
Am sure it gets worse when its that time of the month,lol!
Okay seriously now, you should take your bosses' advise.
Would be nice to be known as 'Sweet Eb' for a change.

@arewa, only me want be everything o! Funny enough i havnt even bought the book myself so i hope say you go lend me your own,lol!
Thank God you updated. Be there soon.

little miss me said...

your post made me smile:)..i always go around with my head bent when i'm walking alone, i could be so shy at times i think tomorrow i'll look up and smile at the first person i see on the road..brighten someones day