This positivity quote comes from a man named Jeff Moore, the CEO of Everyday Power. He says “The most important thing you’ll ever wear is your attitude.”
I think this is a really interesting articulation of attitude. Just like when you wake up in the morning and decide what clothes you want to wear, you can choose the attitude you bring into the day. I’ve noticed for myself on the days where life is more chaotic, and I’ve chosen to be patient, that I’m not so stressed by the chaos. And on the days where there’s a lot to do, and I’ve chosen to be helpful, I find myself being more supportive in helping out.
Your attitude is your way of thinking or feeling about something, which in turn usually is expressed through your behavior. But this idea that we can choose our attitude on a daily basis, and shape the way we show up for the events and activities in front of us, is a very powerful concept.
Choosing to have a good attitude is a specific form of intention. It’s knowing that there may be challenging, inconvenient, and stressful things that come up and specifically choosing to relate with them in a more positive way. And the crazy part is, simply telling yourself what attitude you want to have about things will change the way you feel in the moment about them.
Ultimately, this is one of the greatest things we can do in our life. One of humanity’s fatal flaws is that we are so incredibly biased by our emotions, and if affects our moment by moment decision making and causes us to do things that we later regret.
But when we set an intention and have clarity on the attitude we want to bring into an emotional situation, we can overcome the emotions of it and make better choices that are in alignment with our highest self.
So as you take time getting ready in the morning - Choosing your outfit, brushing your teeth, doing whatever you need to do to start the day - also decide what attitude you want to wear for the day. Try it on and see how it looks on you, because a good attitude just might be your favorite!