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Posted by: Judy Lamborn on 07/21/2018

Watch Your Attitude!

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

-Viktor Frankl, Holocaust Survivor

Man’s Search for Meaning

Our attitude is determined by us. We can’t really blame anyone if we have a bad attitude because we are responsible for it.  That’s not diminishing or excusing bad things that happen to us that affect us in different ways, but the bottom line is, we choose to have either a positive or negative attitude. Nothing has the power to force what kind of attitude we have. Only we possess that power.

Situations and circumstances will always be changing, but we can control how we respond to those things. A simple change in attitude can change our whole perspective on something.  

Recently, I found myself tempted to complain because I was staying in a house that had no air-conditioning and it was over 110 degrees outside.  Just as quickly as that complaining thought entered my mind, I was reminded that at least I have a home to be in, I have clean, cold water to drink, food in my refrigerator and a comfortable bed to sleep in. I chose to quickly change my attitude and it completely changed my perspective on the situation. Instead of focusing on what I didn’t have, I chose to focus on what I did have and be grateful for it.

You are probably dealing with situations right now that if you would simply make an attitude shift and choose a more positive perspective, what you think is impossible might actually turn out to be very possible and within your reach a lot sooner than you think. 

Are you missing out on great opportunities because of your negative attitude? Has your attitude sabotaged your relationships, your career, your dreams? You have the power to change that right now. Just make up your mind and choose a positive attitude.  

It doesn’t cost you anything, but you have everything to gain by making a right choice.

Choose a positive and optimistic attitude!