“It is your attitude, more than aptitude, that will determine your altitude “ – Zig Ziglar

There is a saying, author unknown, “it’s hard to soar with the eagles when you have live in the barnyard with the turkeys”!

There are those who will cross your path, who when they leave, will leave you feeling down in the doldrums! It feels like they have sucked every amount of optimism from your very being!

I have had many of those people in my life. If I am out and about and see them coming I purposely cross the street to avoid them.


I have learned during my life that there are times when there are no outside forces to draw motivation from. To borrow a thought from the Holy Scriptures, we must find motivation from within ourselves!


When doing upgrading, I was taking Psych 101. In the class the professor brought out a theory about thoughts we hear. The theory says we have only about three seconds to either accept or reject a thought.

Clean Out

I have been through the school of hard knocks in learning about what I am going to say next. Sometimes I have had to clean house not only within my circle of friends, but I have had to cut cords with family. People who are constantly critical, even critical when you received an ‘A’ on your report card. Those who make you feel like you will never measure up to their standards!

Now dear reader, those things are quite difficult to master. Feelings of guilt, anxiety about hurting peoples feelings, and a host of other thoughts will pop up! How do you keep your attitude positive, keep your altitude soaring in the clouds?

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  1. Tangie

    👍 message. I saw another quote from Zig Ziglar that I plan to use. Thanks for blog.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thanks Tangie!

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