Attitude is everything.
This is by far the most vital lesson I have learnt since I am studying stoicism.
A classic illustration of “Attitude is Everything” I read somewhere is the presence of a rock in front you.
A huge rock in front of you can either be seen as an obstacle or a protection. It completely depends on the attitude.
As Marcus Aurelius aptly said,
“External things are not the problem. It’s your assessment of them. Which you can erase right now.”
Whenever someone asks you “How are you?”
Instead of replying “I’m good”, “I am fine”…
try replying with a big smile and enthusiasm like, “I am AWESOME!”, “I’m Great!”, “I’m amazing”.
Within a week of practicing this, you’ll feel the difference in your mindset.
(Oh, by the way, there’s a really cool book with the title “Attitude Is Everything” as well)