“Your attitude determines your altitude.” ~ Zig Ziglar …
The last few inspirations have dealt with our attitudes in life, and the reason I have chosen to focus on them is because our attitudes are one of the main catalysts when it comes to living our lives to the fullest. Additionally, they are something we control and are one of the easiest things for us to change. The trick then becomes always remaining aware of the attitudes that we are embracing and conveying.
However, unless we have something to remind us to keep our attitudes first and foremost in our minds–perhaps something physical that we can carry on our person or see throughout the day–it can be difficult to keep ourselves from drifting into negativity. And that is unfortunate, for the attitudes we have towards life determine much of our experience in life: if we fall into negativity during the trials and adversity we face, we will have a negative experience; but if we remain positive and look for the blessings, even in spite of any adversity we may be facing, our experiences can and will be positive. Our attitudes really are a gift that we have in this world–a gift that we can choose to keep strong and steady no matter how the seas of life may toss us around.
What attitude am I giving to the world today? What is it telling others about the way that I perceive life and living? Is it restricting my “altitude,” or is it lifting me up to my full potential in life?
Remain focused on having a positive attitude no matter what.
Questions to consider:
What would life be like if your attitude was one of complete acceptance and compassion?
What definite steps can you take to refine or reshape your attitude about a certain topic or idea? About life in general?
Why is it easier to blame our feelings on things that happen to us rather than on our own contribution to what has happened?
For further thought:
“Attitude is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, money, circumstances, than failures and success, than what other people think, say, or do. It is more important than appearance, ability, or skill. It will make or break a business, a home, a friendship, an organization. The remarkable thing is I have a choice every day of what my attitude will be. I cannot change my past. I cannot change the actions of others. I cannot change the inevitable. The only thing I can change is attitude. Life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll