Weekly TKD Lesson


                  –Jim Rohn
One of the first and foremost things to do to change your life is
to change your attitude. Attitude is fundamental to the success or
failure that we experience in our life.

Are you less successful than you would like to be? Do you have the
money you want? Do you have the family you want? Do you have the
job that you want?

If you answered “no” to any of the questions above, then you may
want to take a look at your attitude, because so much depends on it!

“Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take
it,” says Irving Berlin. It is true. Now don’t get me wrong, that
10 percent is M-A-J-O-R, but even bigger than that is what your
attitude is. So, do everything that you can – action wise – to make
your life an absolute success. But when you are done acting, you
will only have what you have.

It may be big and it may be little. But it is what you have to live
with. Now the biggest key will be what your attitude is toward what
your actions have brought to you. One person will work and be happy
with it.

Another will work, achieve the same thing and have a terrible
attitude about it. Who will achieve the most successful life? My
bet is on the one with the best attitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said that “To different minds, the same world
is a hell, and a heaven.” It is all in what value you give to it!
You see, you may look at one thing and say “That’s terrible,” while
another person may say, “That’s great!” A simple example would be a
half a ham sandwich.

Now, if you are used to filet mignon, you are going to think, “A
measly old ham sandwich? Is that it?” But a starving person would
have a very different viewpoint! They would think, “I won the lunch

Another reason to keep in mind that our attitude is so very
important is because often times the attitude we demonstrate is
exactly what we will get back to us. The great Earl Nightingale
said, “Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards

Think about it.

You walk into a store and say to the clerk, “Hey lady, do you think
you could get off your duff and tell me where I can find the milk?”
What kind of attitude do you think you will get back?

Instead, we should go in and say, “Excuse me, but would you be so
kind as to tell me where I could find the milk?” You will get a
good attitude back from that! The same is true in every area of our
lives. Do you find that others have a bad attitude toward you? Then
maybe you have a bad attitude toward them. The old saying is true
that you reap what you sow.

If you are reaping bad attitudes, you are probably sowing bad
attitudes. Take a closer look, and you may find the key to turning
your life around.

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference
makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big
difference is whether it is positive or negative.” W. Clement Stone

Let’s face it; there is little difference in people physically or
intellectually. But what does make the difference is the attitude.
You can take two people of similar background, education, skill and
intelligence and find that one is the kind of person you are
looking for because of a positive attitude while the other is a
complete dud – the eternal pessimist! Your attitude is the big

What is your attitude? Is it positive or negative? Are you an
optimist or a pessimist? I guarantee you, no matter what your
attitude is, it is affecting you – and your success.

Take this test: Purposefully upgrade your attitude for 90 days and
see if life doesn’t begin to change for you! Pick a few areas where
you can make a change. For example, begin to trust people and
believe the best in them and see if your relationships begin to

If you’re stuck or if you just want to go to the next level of
success, it’s time to “Get a New Attitude!”

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