Cultivate an positive attitude

by | Apr 17, 2013 | Mindset

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Ever the optimist, Sonny Kapoor firmly believes in what his father told him: “Everything will be alright in the end. And, if it is not alright, it is not at the end!” – From The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, screenplay by Ol Parker based on These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach. Film distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures

I’ve been wanting to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for awhile now, and it finally came up on HBO. So I TiVo’d it and watched it last week.
The manager of the hotel, Sonny Kapoor, is a young man and a big dreamer. He firmly believed that everything will be alright in the end. And, that if now is not alright, then it is not at the end.
What a beautiful sentiment. And, what if we approached life and our business with this attitude? What if we just expected the best and always strove to achieve it? What if we didn’t give up easily, but kept pushing on toward our vision?
Do you think that, most of the time, things would end up alright? Isn’t that pare of what the Law of Attraction requires?
One way to cultivate an attitude of expecting things to end up just fine is to be grateful. When good things happen, say thank you. Thank you for the parking space. Thank you for the delicious or filling (or both) meal. Thank you for new clients. Thank you for returning clients. Thank you for all the miracles that happen, large and small, each day.
If you want to magnify gratitude, write it down. Get a journal or notebook and start or end each day with a list of at least five things you are grateful for. Do this every day, diligently, and look for trends of blessings coming into your life. They are there — you just need to be open to seeing them.
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Now its your turn: Have you heard a particularly inspirational quote in a movie or book lately? Share it in a comment below. Do you have any practices you’ve found helpful in cultivating a positive, grateful outlook? Share that in a comment below.


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