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Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday's Motivational minute: "Are You A Tigger or an Eeyore"

SO, it's Monday and your Monday morning wake up calls can have you either jumping out of bed and onto the mattress, or rolling over trying to crawl under it? Why is that? I wonder about these things and after working with what must be literally thousands of people by now, it's been my experience that most would agree - they either pull the covers over their heads, in an attempt to hide till it's Friday again or they bound out like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh! So, what's the difference?

Our attitude over our circumstances. It plays a huge role as to whether or not we "FEEL" we have something to look FORWARD TO! A vacation, a trip coming up, an event that evening or something, anything out of the ordinary to hook our wagon to. How Sad. This pervasive, "thrill me or I'm not having fun" mentality is honestly full of crap! Oh how I loath that type of circumstantial based living. Years ago, I used to do the same. I was constantly letting my circumstances dictate my attitude. I lived from one adventure to the next but in between, my hidden attitude was much like that of a "closeted Eeyore", who's outlook can best be summed up by a famous quote from the despondent donkey himself, "Days, weeks, months..who knows....", feel familiar?

SO, how do you make a change. Well in all situations involving change the first necessary element for success is wanting to - 'change that is'. Next, look at what you're missing? You miss being 'present' today because you're waiting for a tomorrow that's gonna be better. Problem is that when tomorrow comes, in many cases it leaves you slightly disappointed , SO you start waiting for "IT",,all over again. In the mean time friend, YOUR DAY TO DAY LIFE IS JUST ON PAUSE and You're the one hitting the button. SO, here's the magic....'MAKE YOUR ATTITUDE FOLLOW YOUR ACTIONS' and NOT the other way around!

No, not first, but oh yeah, it works. You want to be more cheerful, ACT HAPPIER,(everyone around you would sure appreciate it ..REALLY). Do you think your day ahead of you sucks? Guess what, you just sealed the deal. How do I know it works? Once upon a time I woke up, went to work and in short order found myself lying on a gurney in a Helicopter, being flown to Shock Trauma .I was gushing blood with glass embedded throughout my entire body ...I had just BROKEN MY NECK and shredded my face and almost bought the ranch! Know what I wanted to look forward to right then? JUST ANOTHER DAY ...prayerfully ,with me IN IT!

It is one of several events that I am now - "OH SO THANKFUL FOR"! Seriously, Full throttle, life threatening events that have shaken me into the truth.."all things are to be celebrated, even simply 'GETTING UP' "!

There is a book called "Happiness is a Choice" and I highly recommend it because it is TRUE. In this life, we find what we look for. SO, Happy Monday from one who's now a Tigger through and through and in the words of Tigger himself, I'll leave this greating with you; "The wonderful thing about Tiggers.....Is Tiggers are wonderful chaps. They're loaded with vim and vigor and they love to leap in your laps"!

Make today and everyday, GREAT! It's a choice - All circumstances aside.
Till Tomorrow, Power on

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