Greetings fellow followers! Check out this passage by Charles Swindoll.
I challenge you to implement at least one of the below tips into your daily routine.
“The longer I live, the more I realize
the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education,
than money, than circumstances, than failures,
than success, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill.
It will make or break a company…a church…a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We can not change our past…
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have,
And that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10%
What happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you…we are in charge
of our attitudes”.
So how do I change my attitude? Good question-Here is two ways you can actively adjust your attitude when you’re not feeling so content.
Monitor your thoughts and substitute new ones-it takes some practice, but once you master it, you’ll find this skill to be a godsend. Because our feelings are connected to our thoughts, if we can change our thoughts, we can change our feelings. But before you can do that you have to be aware of what you’re thinking. Practice by listening to the voice in your head, the inner one that is probably often critical and cranky. Notice what it’s saying when you’re feeling your bad mood. Then ask yourself- what thought would be a more positive one? Deliberately work to insert that one instead, and make yourself think it.
Question yourself and your attitude-One way to get to a point and changing your attitude is to play the game of questioning your attitudes, especially ones you hold on to. Ask where they have come from. Ask what they are serving. Ask what you’re getting by not letting them go… journaling can be really helpful for this. We hold onto things generally because they serve some purpose. Or we hold onto thoughts because we can’t see a way around them. Write them down, and evaluate if they are truly worth focusing on repeatedly.
Remember your attitude affects your altitude. See you at the top!