Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Common Denominator

Do you ever feel like everyone is against you?  Are there a lot of people that you don't get along with?  Have you had some sort of issue with all of your bosses?  Do your family members get on your nerves? Do you feel like people are always trying to rip you off?  Do you wonder why your relationships don't work out and you always attract "the wrong" type of people?   

What do all of those things have in common?  YOU!!!  It astonishes me to hear people complain about one thing after another and act like they have no idea how they keep getting into negative situations.  They feel as though they have bad luck or can't catch a break.  Newsflash:  It is difficult to catch a break when you have a negative attitude, complain all the time, and talk about people behind their back!!  This kind of negative behavior rarely breeds positive outcomes.

Pardon me for sounding harsh but too often people forget to look in the mirror.  They can so easily see faults in others but fail to see faults of their own. 

When you feel as though everything is going wrong there has to be a point where you step back and ask yourself, "How can I improve myself, in order to improve my circumstances?"  It is amazing how better your outlook becomes when you are making a conscious effort to be positive.  Until you make this self realization, you will continue down the path of negativity.

If reading this made you upset then consider it another clue that you need to do some self-reflection.  Take some time ASAP to find ways to improve yourself, in order to improve your circumstances.  Start by keeping all negative comments to yourself.  You'll be amazed at how much your attitude and circumstances will improve. 


  1. Good stuff, man and certainly true. I love that you tied this subject to math!

    I must confess, when I started reading this, I did it in the sing song manner of the lady on the "1-800-2SELL-HOMES" commercials. I thought you were about to say that you were willing to buy my house!

    Seriously, though. I agree with your thoughts. Many people simply cannot see that a major part of their problem is their attitude. I try very hard to maintain a positive one, but I'm certainly not successful all the time.

    Thanks for a good dose of reality. We all need it.

  2. Well done sir. Very honest and true words.

  3. Teach Mr. Bradley! Teach it!!! Thanks for making an impact on our future, I hope your students know how blessed they are to have you as their teacher!