ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Name: Jeff Keller
Born: May 21, 1976 (Redwood City, California)
Books: The Winning Attitude, Best Knock-knock Book Ever
Quotation: “Problems are often life’s way of letting you know that you’re off course and need to take corrective action.”
ABOUT THE BOOK
Originally published: 1999
Author: Jeff Keller
Genre: Self-help book
The author starts by telling a short story of a girl and a boy who experiences two opposite attitudes. They both went one day to a coffee shop to have some bite of food. But they had the opposite experience though they were in the same shop. The girl entered the shop with a beautiful smile and a charming face. On the contrary, to this, the boy stepped in with a scowl and frowned on his face as if he was saying ”don’t come near me”. Due to his peculiar behavior, he did not enjoy the night.
It is not that we don’t have command on our thoughts and behavior it is just we have not recognized them yet. There are two different attitudes that a person endures a positive and a negative example is the one who says I ”can” and others who say I ”cant”. Your attitude is the window to the world through which you can see the world if the window gets splatter with filthy thoughts we will see dirt everywhere, therefore, it is required to protect our window from any type of lousy effects. If your window gets dirty and grime you need to wash it. You will get frustrated and go gloomy every day, you may have many unhappy events in your life and the outer circumstances may bother you and force you to get negative but you need to control your attitude and embolden yourself every day.
The writer quotes one of the famous sayings of Earl Nightingale that ‘WE BECOME WHAT WE THINK ABOUT’ it is obvious that we attract that is going in our mind because if we keep thinking and longing for the specific goal we start taking steps towards that. It is our mind that makes us capable of what we want because there is a power within each of us that propels us in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts. It is not that you think positive for few seconds and keep dwelling in negative thoughts for the rest of the day you are going to have a positive result, no! but till you get used to having a positive attitude you need to motivate yourself every day then you will get satisfactory outcomes.
Beware that to get your goal your first step is to commit because we are unaware of the true meaning and power of commitment. The key to getting what you want is the willingness to do whatever it takes. Your commitment will open new doors of opportunity that you did never expect it will seem as good luck or fortune has been bestowed to you but in fact, you have invited the good luck and the opportunities to yourself. Life is going to test your strength and patience, you are going to face troubles and get tired but what you should not do is never get derailed from your track and abandon working. Give your last as long as it takes as tough as it demands and as hard as it requires.
Turn your problems into opportunities, when you face problems and setbacks, know there is also a flip side of everything. We feel devastated when we come across any lousy situation and our first impulse is to complain about why how and what and it is natural but after getting hurt we should get up again because that is the art of a positive attitude that never lets you give up.
Your words blaze a trail be very careful while you talk to yourself and the words you choose should be encouraging because they are incredibly powerful that make your beliefs and then your actions. When someone asks ‘how are you’? our response is positive negative and mediocre. According to the author, we should always respond with a positive and upbeat attitude. Because we are unconscious that our mind hears every single word we mumble and starts reacting on them. Be the positive atom for life and join positive minds so that you can absorb positive vibes and exhale positive fragrance for people around you.
The self-help book is found one of the most valuable and praised books of the time. The author gives many real-life stories including himself dwelling with terrible and lousy situations. Life gets hard and difficult but the art of acceptance and dealing with it is hidden in every personality that the author tries to reveal so that the people who had given up on life could know that life wants us not to be the best but to give our best.
No confronts and troubles can derail us from our way but only our bad and filthy attitude. We are the maker of our heaven and cause of hell. The journey from tragedy to triumph is not easy but not impossible, you do not need any prophecy to reveal your secret of success but only one step will take you to your goal that is your attitude, how you talk to yourself, how you perceive your personality, do you consider yourself worth it? if not you are in big trouble because you are not aware of your power.
Get rid of the tormentor in your thoughts, let your heart expound the truth to you, and embolden yourself with upbeat and exuberant thoughts and see the terrific change in your life.