The Balloon Exercise

Close your eyes.

Envision a sky filled with colorful, floating balloons, each with a number from 1 to 12 on them.

 

 

Which numbered balloon floats toward you?

This exercise reflects your attitude. 

If you saw:

 

Balloon #1…

Life is fast and hurried. No patience. Your attitude says, “Get over it!”  Don’t expect the outcome you want.  Why???Because you shut too much down before it has a chance to breathe.

 

Balloon #2…

You come across as the dictator-- your finger in everybody’s face. Don’t lecture. Too much negative toward others can destroy the small gestures of gratitude.   Your opinion of you is not so good. Work on it.  

 

Balloon #3… 

Work! Work! Work! That’s your attitude. Back and forth -the more, the merrier! Your mood fluctuates from high to low. You are totally worn down. Give yourself a break. Find a place to escape your day. Change your mood. Life must get roomier for you to produce what you want.  

 

Balloon #4…

You are asleep. Nothing is really keeping you involved. Your attitude is, “So be it.” Wake up...Smell the roses. Get back in charge of your life. Start by listening to others. Find yourself in their conversation. It’s that simple.

Balloon #5…

Your attitude is one where you are waiting for the other shoe to drop. Your thoughts are in your past. You are living your days expecting the past to recreate itself. No way! Change your attitude to be more aware of the sunrise, not the sunset.

 

Balloon #6…

You are very “matter of fact.” There is no lace around your words. Straight to the point. Good! You have spent too much of yourself giving away all that you are. This is a test! Change your attitude to EXPECT!  All good things come to those who wait.

 

Balloon #7…

Your attitude is causing you to work too hard putting up walls.  That’s why you feel so confined and limited. It doesn’t have to be hard.  Listen to yourself! Your first thought is "No," not "Yes."  Only you can change this attitude. Bury the hatchet. Let it go!!

 

Balloon #8…

That attitude of yours speaks, "The more, the merrier." Be careful with your dollars. You are hurrying through things…not enjoying them. Look at how your thoughts are running…hurry, hurry, hurry.  You want it all. That’s ok, but be safe with your boundaries.

 

Balloon #9…

Your attitude is preventing you from being prepared for today’s happenings.  No plans. Just allowing life to steer you. Where are you going? Wake up! Today, look for the winning gestures. Simply practice what you preach. Others look up to you for your strength and wisdom. You be the ONE!!!

Balloon #10…

The good news is that your attitude is willing to embrace it all. This brings new lessons, situations, and awesome opportunities.  You are moving forward in a positive, new approach. Expect life to reward you with something GREAT! Your attitude is superb.

 

Balloon #11…

Your attitude is, “I deserve it all and then some!” The kindness in you has been buried for too long. You want to give, so you can receive more. Take the gamble. Step over the edge. Excellent preparation! That’s the attitude of a winner!

Balloon #12…

Your attitude is a storm of clouds, not a bed of roses. That is causing you to be sharp with your words and too confrontational.  Just be present. That’s all it takes to win the race.

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