I overslept the other day, throwing my schedule way out of kilter. I had two choices when I threw off the bed covers: berate myself all day for not getting up on time, or tell myself it’s okay, I’ll do better tomorrow.
I’m well acquainted with the dirt life dishes out (If you want to know more, email me). And if there’s one thing I’ve learned through all my difficulties, it’s that all decisions are birthed from a positive or negative attitude. I can face the situation head on with an attitude of “I can do this” and then proceed to win the battle. Or I can plop down and say “I can’t do this” and let the circumstances defeat me.
Maybe that seems simplistic to you, but it’s true. Our attitude directs our decisions. If you tend toward negativity, a change in attitude starts with positive thinking. But as you succeed in one battle, and then another, and another, thinking becomes believing. Deep down, gut level believing.
I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve done my share of moaning. I believed I would get through, but my negative outlook kept me from being as successful in the fight as I could have been.
I don’t want to “just get through.” I want to come out stronger and wiser, not wounded and hurting. Having a positive attitude can make that happen. A positive attitude also gives you the peace and courage you need.
How about it? Next time life throws a pebble, rock, or boulder, stop first and examine your attitude, then make the necessary decisions.
All decisions are birthed from a positive or negative attitude. (Tweet this)
Our attitude directs our decisions. (Tweet this)
A positive attitude makes all the difference. (Tweet this)
A positive attitude gives you courage and peace to face life’s difficulties. (Tweet this)
Debra L. Butterfield © 2013