When I was working on my A-Z topics for the challenge for April, I enlisted the assistance of my little family here. Some of their suggestions were downright unworkable and made me laugh however some were great and you will see them in the coming month.
Today, I am kicking off my alphabet with the word “Attitude”.
This morning I was reading my regular newsletter from Marc and Angel Hack Life and some of what they said in it tied in beautifully with my thoughts. In their post “Twelve things you should start making time for again” they listed ‘Taking better care of yourself’ as number one, making the comment that it is your personal duty to take care of yourself and ensure that your inner light continuously shines through the dark patches. In short (my words – not theirs), it is your attitude that will determine whether you are able to make your inner light shine.
So what exactly is attitude?
attitudeˈatɪtjuːd/nounnoun: attitude; plural noun: attitudes
- 1.a settled way of thinking or feeling about something.
So there you have it. Attitude is the way in which you think about something. It is not something new or exciting however, it is ingrained…. settled…. learned.
How we deal with any of life’s challenges is as a direct result of our attitude toward it – or ourselves.
Attitude is a choice
We can choose the type of attitude we wish to have.
We can choose to be someone who is not going to let life get us down (too much – after all we are human) or we can choose to just give up and be defeated.
Nobody forces us to do anything.
Everything is within our own control.
Our attitude toward our life will be the deciding factor in whether you are happy or not so happy. It will be the deciding factor in whether you achieve your goals or you don’t achieve your goals.
Your attitude decides if you ‘shoot for the moon’ or meander along the byways of life.
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life;
not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
I would be the first to tell you that changing (or maintaining) your attitude is hard work. I know. I live each day.
However, I am also the first to tell you that a change in attitude affects your life and happiness.
So today, as we begin our alphabet – let’s start with and ‘A for Attitude’ on our report cards of life.