Just watch young children. They’re always laughing and giggling. They have a sunny disposition. They love to explore new things. Consider the attitude of a child who’s learning to walk. When he stumbles and falls down, what does he do? I’ll tell you what he doesn’t do. He doesn’t frown or blame the carpet. He doesn’t point fingers at his mother or father for giving him lousy instructions. He doesn’t quit. Oh, no. He smiles, gets up again and makes another attempt. And another. He keeps going for weeks and weeks with a positive attitude until he gets it right! His window is squeaky clean, and he feels like he can conquer the world. But as you know, there comes a point where life starts throwing some dirt at our windows. And here’s what happens:
- Our windows get splattered by criticism from parents and teachers.
- Our windows get smudged by ridicule from peers.
- Our windows get smeared by rejection.
- Our windows get soiled by disappointments.
- Our windows get clouded by doubt.
The problem is, the dirt keeps building up, and all too many people do nothing about it. They continue to go through life with a filthy window. They lose their enthusiasm. They get frustrated and depressed. And most tragically, they give up on their dreams - all because they failed to clean their attitude window.
Jeff Keller, President of Attitude is Everything, Inc., works with organizations that want to develop achievers and with people who want to reach their full potential. Jeffrey is a speaker, seminar leader and writer in the area of motivation and human potential. For more than 30 years, he has delivered his uplifting presentations to businesses, trade associations, and educational institutions. In his “first life,” Jeffrey was an attorney and practiced law for more than 10 years before he decided to pursue a full time career as a speaker and writer. Jeffrey is the author of the best-selling books: Attitude is Everything, Here's to Your Success, Winning Attitude, Success from Soup to Nuts, Success And Happiness & If You Could Ask God.
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