ACCENTuate the positive…ATTITUDE is everything

ACCENTuate the positive…ATTITUDE is everything

ACCENTuate the positive…ATTITUDE is everything

Sounds simple enough, right?  Well, many folks have trouble with this concept- leading me to believe it might be a bit harder than I’ve always thought it to be.

Or perhaps the concept is easy and the practice is that elusive and unsolvable riddle many of us would be well served in by mastering.

ACCENTuate the positive…ATTITUDE is everything

I don’t use ACCENT by accident- or solely for the cuteness of ACCENTuate.  Rather, a funny thing has happened over the last few days involving the way I talk.  I’ve had some showings that went well- and a couple of ladies remarked about how they loved my ACCENT.  One said it was “like butter” or something (whatever the heck that means- I guess that means, I guess it’s good).

Now, folks have remarked about my ACCENT in the past- some favorably, some not so.  It is what it is, though.  “I’ll speak my Southern English just as natural as I please…” is a line from “My Home’s in Alabama“- and I do just that without apology.

But “butter”?  Who knows?

ACCENTuate the positive…ATTITUDE is everything

ACCENTuate the positive…ATTITUDE is everything

I went to the library and the grocery store as well- and I had the library lady and the young grocery story lady smiling.  They both said they loved my ACCENT, and asked where I was from.  And that’s when it hit me:  it’s not all about the ACCENT- it’s part ATTITUDE as well.

Here’s the moral of this story, short and sweet:  I know it can’t all be about the ACCENT.  Though it’s difficult at times, I do my best to exude a positive ATTITUDE– and that’s what folks are seeing.  Having a positive ATTITUDE lets me strive to reach the highest of highs- and gives me comfort when I sink to the lowest of lows.

Remember the old tank engine from elementary school?  “I think I can, I think I can…”  He made it to the top of the hill because of his positive ATTITUDE– it led him to succeed.

But what if he’d kept saying “I’m not getting there…I’m not going to make it…“?  ATTITUDE kicks in again- and his chances of success would’ve been a lot slimmer.  Do some “think I cans” fail?  Sure- but I’d bet the “think I can” failure rate is a lot lower than the “not getting there” success rate.

ACCENTuate the positive…ATTITUDE is everything


About Dennis Burgess

Dennis B. Burgess Realtor in Orlando, FL ORRA Vice-chairman of Strategic Planning/Secretary ORRA/FR Boards of Directors Empire Network Realty 6000 S. Rio Grande Ave., #104 Orlando, FL 32803 Cell: 205-445-4755 Office: 407-440-3798 Twitter: @orlrentals Turning vacant into occupied, and "houses" into "homes"
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One Response to ACCENTuate the positive…ATTITUDE is everything

  1. Elvira Jorge aka curvy elvie says:

    Nothing sexier than a southern drawl…..LOL great blog.

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