This is earth, not heaven. Accidents happen, mistakes are made, people are rude. Nothing you do will stop unfortunate events. The only thing you can control is your attitude toward them. You can wallow in self-righteous anger and self-pity, or you can realize that all things pass and that while things look bleak now, tomorrow is another day.

You would think some people were born to complain because that’s all they do. If you have a negative attitude the only people who’ll listen to you are the sadists who love to hear whining.

On the other hand, if you maintain a positive attitude, you’ll attract positive people and positive results. I knew a man who was dying of cancer. When he rang his bell for the nurse there was literally a jam of people rushing to his room. Why? No matter how badly he was hurting he always told a joke or an upbeat story. It was the same positive attitude that had taken him from door to door sales to management of a large insurance agency.

Trying to change your attitude from negative to positive can feel like moving mountains. But if you keep at it the earthquake will happen and each morning will be the dawn of new opportunities.

About Craig Duswalt

Craig Duswalt, a professional speaker, author and radio host knows what it takes to become a RockStar in any industry. He toured with Guns N’ Roses, as Axl Rose’s personal assistant, and Air Supply, as the band’s personal assistant. He then became an award-winning copywriter and owner of a successful ad agency in Los Angeles. He combined his experience in the music business with his knowledge of marketing to create the Craig Duswalt Marketing Program, a system which teaches you how to become known as a RockStar in your industry.