Before I start off today, I have to acknowledge something. With this post today I have reached the magic number of 500.
500 times I’ve published something here at Wisdom and Life; an amazing feat in and of itself and one I must pause to consider. I had no clue I reached such a milestone until I went back last night to make sure this was scheduled to publish on time. I don’t often think about how much I’ve written, so I was somewhat surprised to realize I reached 500 today with this posting.
Changing your attitude has a profound effect on others as well as yourself.
Christopher Jennings Penders
Saturday, January 12, 2013
As with all the topics I discuss here, I’ve written about this countless times in the past, however I’ve experienced the above phenomenon again in the last couple of months. A business I’ve been frequenting out of town has had an employee who I FELT has been rather aggressive with me since I first started going there.
Whenever I went in and saw this person, my energy plummeted, knowing how I was going to be treated. And guess what?
It never failed!
I FELT, it SEEMED that I was treated aggressively.
I finally realized how I contributed to the atmosphere and decided to test my hypothesis that we get what we give. Now I understood what would happen by pivoting slightly and changing my behavior before approaching the business. I went in with a positive attitude, smiling at the business person, giving a genuine hello.
Slowly over the course of about a month, his behavior pivoted as well. It is amusing to me now as I reflect back on the situation; in that I understand how to affect the environment around me. The question then becomes so, if I know how to change someone else, by changing my own attitude, then why didn’t I do so immediately upon realizing what the challenge was?
This all came to fruition one day last week. Before heading to an appointment later in the day, I stopped by the restaurant. The same waiter was there and since I changed my my attitude, he’s been nothing but genuinely happy to see me. The day I went in and ordered my food, I was surprised to get a larger portion of what I ordered. He said it was on him that day. So, see? because I changed my expectation of the service I would get, his attitude changed as well.
That experience proves once again how important a role Law of Attraction plays in everyone’s life. Whether we know it or not, LoA is always affecting every decision we make. If we can begin to see this we can change every aspect of our lives.
We can have the life we desire, by changing our own position.
The only way something or someone in our lives will change, is if we make the effort to change our attitude, change our position. It’s like Wayne Dyer says:
in his book:
The thing is however, we have to want to change. Take the above example to heart. It worked for me. It can work for you.
Are you strong enough to do the work?
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.