Steve Rizzo in Success Magazine: How to (Positively) Think Your Way to Success
By Steve Rizzo
Some people say the situations life presents dictate what kind of life you will have. Others maintain it’s the way you react to these challenges that determines your satisfaction in life.
But I take a different approach from the nature versus nurture debate. It’s not the situation itself that determines your quality of life, or your physical and emotional reaction to it. It’s the way you think about life’s hard times that determines how much impact they have on you.
You can think of your thoughts as a conscious stream of mental judgments, evaluations and arguments. What’s important to remember is they are almost impossible to turn off. Except perhaps through meditation, and even then those pain-in-the-butt thoughts will do whatever they can to keep you from the peace and quiet you deserve.
They’re always there and they always have an effect on you. But thoughts can be appraised in a very simple way: Do they strengthen you or weaken you?
Please feel free to share your thoughts and insights. I welcome all comments.
Steve Rizzo is the Attitude Adjuster. You can’t attend one of his keynote speeches, seminars, or read his books and leave with the same attitude. He’s a personal development expert, motivational business speaker, corporate-comedian and best-selling author. It’s no surprise that Steve is also a Hall Of Fame Speaker Inductee. An honor bestowed upon on fewer than 200 speakers worldwide since 1977.