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Makeover My Attitude Challenge

We never experience reality as it is, but how we are.

~Cissi Williams~
One of the most pervasive myths in American culture today is that we are entitled to a great life – that somehow, somewhere, someone is responsible for ensuring that we experience continual happiness, exciting career opportunities, nurturing family time and blissful relationships – simply because we exist.

An attitude of entitlement deludes us from taking persoal responsibility for the choices we make and our actions which become the catalyst for many of the circumstances we face in life.  As long as we believe that the power to create the life we truly desire lies outside of our control, we will continue to blame our family, significant other, bosses, co-workers and circumstances as to why our life isn't going as we hope or plan. Instead, we need to take on the perspective, "What can I do to move forward from here?".

Abdicating our God-given authority to something or someone outside of our control never serves our best interest. We will continue to circle the same mountain of issues and repeat counter-productive behavior that keeps us stuck. God has endowed us with the ability to break camp from this attitude and any other attitude that prevents us from moving forward. Elevating the way we experience life, and creating a greater sense of wellbeing begins from the inside-out.

 How’s Your Attitude Working for You?

The significant problem we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

~Albert Einstein~

It is a fact that some people have had it worse than you and have done better. And some people have had it better than you and have done worse. The factor that made the difference in each scene boils down to each individual’s dominate patterns of thinking, feeling and doing. In other words, their attitude towards each life experience determined the course of action that they took which resulted in the outcome they experienced.

Your attitude is comprised of your beliefs, thoughts and assumptions. It is a reflection of what you believe about life and how it “should be”. Your attitude consists of your internal scripting that influences your approach to every situation. It fuels the emotional “meaning” that you attach to every experience. It influences the perception that you have of yourself, other people and life.  It plays out in the story that you tell yourself and others, explaining why “you are the way you are”, and why “your life is the way it is”. Your attitude has a leading role in the story that your life is telling. Based on this, how’s your attitude working for you? Is it empowering you to become stronger, wiser and better? Or, is it weakening you and preventing you from experiencing greater wellbeing?

Achieve Your Breakthrough with a Fresh "New" Attitude

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.

~Malcolm S. Forbes~

In her book, The Gift of Change, Marianne Williamson wrote, “Every circumstance – no matter how painful is a gauntlet thrown down by the Universe challenging us to become who we are capable of being – our task, for our own sake and for the sake of the world, is to do so. “Yet”, she continues, “for us to become who we most deeply want to be, we must look at who we are now – even when what we see doesn’t please us.” The breakthrough that you desire to experience can only be manifested as you take authority and responsibility for your life and begin to initiate actions that develop your strongest self.

The Makeover My Attitude Challenge disputes the widely held belief that temporary circumstances, regardless of who challenging, has the “final word” on how much of our potential we can realize and the level of wellbeing that is possible for us to experience. Temporary setbacks are just that, temporary. We should never write in stone, what is or is not possible in our life. There is always options that we don’t know of that could possibly be the saving grace we need at the time.

The Makeover My Attitude Challenge is a six-week personal enrichment program that will enhance your smarts and empower you to nurture and develop an empowering and stronger self-image. A stronger self-concept metamorphoses into a resilient “I can handle this” attitude. An “I can-do-it” attitude inspires hopefulness about your future. It evokes faith and stirs you to tap into the transformative power of the human spirit and the freedom to choose differently so that you experience different in life.

How it Works…

Every Tuesday, beginning on October 16, 2012 through November 20, 2012, I will post a Makeover My Attitude Challenge in the It’s Your Move ~ Aspire Higher blog. Subscribers to the blog will automatically receive an email of each blog entry.

The weekly challenges will highlight the following topics:

Week 1: Embrace Spiritual Awakenings ~ October 16, 2012

Week 2: Nurturing A Wise Heart ~ October 22, 2012

Week 3: Stopping Self-Sabotage ~ October 30, 2012

Week 4: Honoring the Sacred Ordinary ~ November 6, 2012

Week 5: ExpressYour Personal Best ~ November 13, 2012

Week 6: Strong for Life ~ November 20, 2012

The My Makeover My Attitude Challenge consists of six insightful essays on the weekly topic and the following prompts: "Clue-In", a self-discovery exercise, "Power Moves", a purpose-driven action, and "Teachable Moment", a sharing exercise.
The purpose of the Makeover My Attitude Challenge is to enrich the smarts of participants to :

·         Identify mindset hurdles

·         Develop mindset makeover strategies

·         Take purpose-driven action towards desired positive change

·         Engage rituals that nurture a positive and stronger self-image and resilient attitude

·         Better manage everyday challenges to achieve better life goals

Next Steps…

·         Subscribe to It’s Your Move ~ Aspire Higher to automatically receive an email of each blog entry of the My Makeover My Attitude Challenge

·         Share the challenge with your family and friends and start an inner-circle conversation about a change in attitude, changes your life

·         Engage the conversation on the blog by sharing your insights and general comments from each entry

·         Expect to learn and grow from the experience

·         Celebrate your progress along the way

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