Change Your Attitude, Transform Your Life

“I regret nothing in my life. Even if my past was full of hurts, I still look back and smile because what I am today is because of my past. It made me stronger and stronger.” ~ Author Unknown

Are regrets present in your life? I really hope not, but if they are, you might want to have a talk with yourself and work on letting go of regrets. Nothing good can ever come from holding on and resentment, for they are only holding you stuck in the past, not allowing you to enjoy your present life.

You can’t change what happened in the past but you can definitely change how you perceive the present moment and you can definitely change your attitude about everything that happened and could happen. Because just like Charles R. Swindoll said it so beautifully:

“Attitude is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home… We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.”

Change Your Attitude, Transform Your Life

So what is it that you want from life, what is it that you want from yourself? Why are you here on this planet? No, I don’t think it’s just so you can go to a good college, get a job, get married, have some kids, retire and then spend the last years of your life regretting the past, thinking about the things you should have done but because of the many excuses you used, you haven’t.  There has to be more to life than that, don’t you think?

You want to build a happy and successful life and let go of regrets? Well, start working on improving your attitudes toward yourself and towards life and every single day work on building happy, precious moments and in the end, when you will look back at your life you will realize that the sum of those moments helped you build a successful life. It’s that simple and Lao Tzu said it best with these words:

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

This is how you start building on your happiness, this is how you learn to let go of regrets, and this is how you learn to focus on what you can change – change your attitude, the present moment, and what you can influence – the future!

If your life had absolutely no limits and you could have it all and do whatever you wanted, what would you choose to have and what would you choose to do?  I really want to know what are your thoughts on this. You can share your insights by joining the conversation in the comment section below :)

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Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita, the Founder of PurposeFairy, is an enthusiastic student of the arts, psychology, and spirituality. Her acclaimed blog post, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy , was shared by over 1.3 million people on Facebook. Later on, it became the heart of her book, 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy., book that was published by Penguin Random House. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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    Saira

    30, August 2012 at 8:33 am

    You are truly Inspiring thank you so much :).

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    Shannon

    24, July 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Love it!!! Age is a given growth is optional,

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    B. (Below Her Means)

    1, July 2012 at 2:23 am

    I don’t like it when people say they have “no regrets” as it seems false. I like to admit that I DO have regrets but I’m grateful for them and what they have taught me. Doesn’t mean they aren’t regrets.

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    mike

    29, June 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I never want to delete your posts…I´m building up a library of them all.Your writing is inspirational and so uplifting.You really have a wise head on young shoulders.Do you ever do talks seminars etc?

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    Beverly Stadler

    29, June 2012 at 2:46 am

    When life becomes overwhelminng, its time to turn off the world & focus on what matters. What &where does God want me to see.?! I’ve learned many things in life,both edifying& degrading when working as a nurse. But the most joy on my life came while serving on a mission team. I put my fears &faith in God, he never failed to show me His presence when I turned to Him. I’m trusting Him to open doors of opportunity to serve &grow, & to help me look ahead & not back. Thank you for your message.

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    MICHELLE COLETTA YBARRA

    28, June 2012 at 9:30 pm

    WOW THAT HAS ALLWAYS BEEN MY MOTTO TO EVERYONE I HAVE RAN ACROSS IN MY LIFE AFTER I TELL THEM ALL THE OBSTACLES AND STRANGE OCCURANCES THAT I HAVE OVERCOME. ANAZING HOW THIS CAME TO ME TODAY FOR IT FIT PERFECT FOR ME AND EXACTLY WHAT I WAS GOING THROUGH WHEN I WANTED OR USUALLY WOULD ALLOW THE PASST TO CREEP BACK UP INTO MY LIFE. THANK YOU MICHELLE COLETTA YBARRA

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    Alicia Alvarado

    28, June 2012 at 4:47 pm

    AWESOME!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

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    Cathy

    28, June 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Well said!!!

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    M E Hossain

    28, June 2012 at 11:50 am

    Regreting past is a negative mentality and unhealthy . So we should be of positive mentality and healthy . Ultimately will be happy .

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    phyllis

    28, June 2012 at 11:42 am

    this is all so very true. Although I know there are things I wish never happened in my life, I also know I have changed because of those things and changed for the better. whenever I find myself in negative talk I try to flip it around immediately and make it positive. One can always find a positive to focus on.
    The past is exactly that……over

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    Rebecca

    27, June 2012 at 5:10 pm

    life is 10% what happens and 90% of how to *respond* to it! ; )

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    val lane

    27, June 2012 at 5:07 pm

    amazing post more so at 50 i just discovered REGRET is a disease of my soul,today i must live love give and walk in the truth of who i really am by doing this i will be able to recieve anything in life because i will know i deserve it,,, i will welcome meeting my own attitude..

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    Elaine

    27, June 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Love this post! It is so true. A happy life is about attitude.
    @inkdipped

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