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Your Diet's Success Or Failure Is All About Attitude

Posted Sep 11 2008 6:18pm
I received an amazing e-mail a few days ago which is making the rounds entitled "All About Attitude" that was extremely powerful as it relates to our perspective while losing weight. I don't usually publish such forwarded messages from my e-mail box, but this one was just too good not to.

Even if you have read this one before, I think you'll agree it is something all of us who are livin' la vida low-carb need to be reminded of from time to time because it's easy to lose your focus. What this will teach anyone is that ultimately YOU decide whether to stay positive or go negative in your reaction to your weight loss progress.

This one's a classic, so I encourage you to print it out as a reminder. Here's a brief excerpt from that story which will inspire you anew about living life:

John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

He was a natural motivator.

If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, "I don't get it!

You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"

He replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood."

Each time some thing bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.

"Yes, it is," he said. "Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood."

You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life.

I reflected on what he said. Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.


Click here to see what happened to John after his accident and to discover 40 ways to reduce stress in your life and diet through simple yet effective changes.

Labels: 30-in-30, diet, healthy, inspiration, motivation, weight loss

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