George Has Attitude

Always a fan favorite, George Clooney didn’t become who he is today solely on his good looks. Here’s a quote he gave earlier in the year in a magazine article that sheds light on how he made a major attitude adjustment:

“I was a baseball player in school. I had a good arm, I could catch anything, but I was having trouble hitting. I would be like, ‘I wonder if I’ll hit it; just let me hit the ball.’ And then I went away for the fall, learned how to hit, and by my sophomore year I’d come to the plate and think, ‘ I wonder where I want to hit the ball, to the left or right?’ Just that little bit of skill and confidence changed everything.

“Well, I had to treat acting like that. I had to stop going to auditions thinking, ‘Oh, I hope they like me.’ <strong>I had to go in thinking I was the answer to their problem.</strong> You could feel the difference in the room immediately.”

Likewise, Steve Harrison, a well-known book marketer, wrote how authors had to switch from feeling like “promoting themselves as egotistical or pandering” to looking at it as “<strong>promoting their message is serving others.</strong><strong>”</strong>

Reframing a situation in a constructive light, empowers us to be our best selves and have the confidence, courage, and wear-with-all to align with our goals and take action in spite of the fear.

I know for myself, replacing the “I’m little. I can’t.” with “<strong>I</strong><strong>’</strong><strong>ve got something important to offer</strong>” has <em>allowed</em> me to jump into domains that <em>seemed impossible a year ago.</em>

How about you? Do you have an experience where changing your attitude has made a quantum shift in your ability to actualize your potential?

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