Lesson from my mother’s office

I saw this quote posted on one of the cabinets in my Mothers office today.

“To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy, is to set our own conditions to the events of each day.  To do this is to condition circumstances, instead of being conditioned by them.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember…We may not be able to control our circumstances, but we can ALWAYS control how we respond to them.

Thanks for the reminder today Mom 🙂


What I have learned about consistency?

I started a new job a few weeks ago and have been focusing all of my efforts on getting situated and familiar with all the new products, features, and responsibilities.  As I have done this…I have noticed that other areas of my life have been taking a back seat.

As I have focused on figuring out my new job, I have noticed that my positive attitude, focus, and positive outlook on life has been impacted. I am not saying that I have become a negative person, but I have noticed a difference in my overall positive attitude and the energy that I usually approach life.

As I was thinking about this today, I came across this quote that I feel lines up perfectly to what I am experiencing.



I have built my positive outlook by being persistent AND consistent.  The name of my blog is Choose your PACE – which stands for Positive Attitude Changes Everything.  If I am not consistently working on this…then I will lose this focus.  Makes total sense!!!

The great thing about this quote and this principle in general is that if I want to increase my positive attitude and outlook, or change anything else in my life,  I need to be persistent AND consistent at doing the things that will help me have this positive outlook and focus.

One of the first steps…Start posting again 🙂

What do you think?  How does this quote apply to you?  

Does staying positive mean that things will always turn out OK?


I am traveling this week, so I am going to keep my thoughts short and sweet.  sometimes all we need it a little pick me up each day.  Hope these simple quotes provide it for you.

How can we develop a Positive Attitude?


I have kept my thoughts very simple this week.  As I have done this I have realized something more than every before’

Having a Positive Attitude is a simple principle and it all starts with us making a conscious choice, each day to have a positive attitude.  It does require work, but so does everything else in life that is worth something.

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”Francesca Reigler

How has choosing to have a positive attitude assisted you this week?  

How to make things turn out best?

Simple, but powerful quote today:

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~ John Wooden

How can this quote assist you in developing a positive attitude?  

The Positive Pledge…make a choice to have a positive attitude!

This pledge was shared with me today and it lines up perfectly to everything I have been posting around the power of positive attitude.

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If you would like to read more about this pledge please check out the companies website at http://www.thepositivepledge.com/

How could this pledge assist you in living with a positive attitude?  

How does a positive attitude set the conditions to each day?

This thought was shared with me yesterday.  I love it and had to pass it along to everyone. Thanks for passing this along Cammee


“To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy, is to set our own conditions to the events of each day.  To do this is to condition circumstances, instead of being conditioned by them” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make a choice each morning…what choice will you make?

What a great quote to start the week.

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.” ~ Groucho Marx

How has this thought benefited you?  

For me it gives me an opportunity to make a choice each morning on how I am going to approach the day.

How can positive attitude/thinking change your life?

Does positive attitude/thinking really work?  Can it really have an impact on your life?

This clip from Brian Tracy gives some great insight into these questions.


Simple, but powerful thought on Positive Attitude

What a simple but powerful quote about Positive Attitude and Happiness.  Everything truly comes down to choice.

“Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.”Stephen Covey