CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE, CHANGE YOUR LIFESep 28, 2021 2021-09-09 11:05
CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE
CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Psychologists often say that it is not so much the events in our lives that distress us, rather, it is our attitude towards the events. When you encounter an event, you immediately develop an attitude around what has happened, which could either be a positive or a negative one. The attitude will generate thoughts within you which will evoke certain feelings or emotions in you. The feelings will determine the action you take which will eventually lead to an outcome. The outcome again leads to an attitude and the cycle continues. If that attitude was a positive one, it will evoke a positive emotion like joy or gratitude, and this will trickle down the chain and lead to a positive outcome. If on the other hand it was a negative one, it will evoke negative thoughts and emotions in you like anger or sadness which will lead to a negative action on your part, leading eventually to a negative outcome.
Two little girls went to the beach with their parents and whilst playing by the shore, a huge wave arose in front of them. The first child screamed in horror, ‘I can’t believe our parents brought us here to die’, and frantically tried to get away from the wave as fast as she could. The second child screamed in delight “I can’t believe it took our parents this long to bring us here”, running excitedly towards the wave. How do you explain the different reactions to the same event? ATTITUDE. The first child perceived the wave as a threat, the other saw it as fun. The same event resulted in opposite reactions, based on two different attitudes and thoughts around what had occurred.
Your attitude towards the things that happen to you in life is extremely important, as it will determine your outcomes. You may not be able to control some of your life events, as life can happen any time. Businesses may fail, relationships may fail, people may be nasty to you, there will be times when you will be broke. If you are alive, changes can occur, but you can control your attitude and reaction to the things that happen to you. And your attitude and reaction to it will determine the action you take which will determine the outcome or result you get. Therefore, if you want to change your outcomes in life for the better, you will need to change your attitude.
You need to understand the following:
You have little or no control over what life throws at you, but you can control your attitude and thoughts towards them and by extension control your life’s outcomes. As you live your life daily, remember that nothing means anything except the meaning you give to it and the meaning you give to it is not the only meaning. There are always several perspectives to every event. The glass can either be half empty or half full. Jesus told His disciples to be of good cheer as they live in the world; that speaks of having a positive attitude, irrespective of what is going on around you. Choose to see your adversities as opportunities for growth. Always see your glass as half full, rather than half empty.
You are not a failure, that business just failed, and many factors which are outside of you, could have been responsible. You are not a worthless person; you just need to keep searching for better ways to create wealth for yourself and family. People do not get you irritated they just do what they do. And you can choose how to react to them which will improve your relationship with them in the long run. You are responsible for how you respond emotionally and behaviourally, irrespective of what is going on around you. This truth is so self empowering. So, choose your attitude and thoughts carefully. The more in control you are of your thoughts, the more the options will be. If you have only one option, take a pause, because your emotions have overruled you. If you want to live a life of fulfilment, peace, and purpose, if you want to improve your relationships, a more peaceful marriage, if you want better outcomes in every area of your life, you must choose your attitude. You must guard your thoughts, for out of your heart flows the issues of life. As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
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Yours in service
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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