Yep, you need a new attitude if you are walking around with stinking thinking and expecting other people to cover up the funk. Please change your attitude towards your situation so that you can see the goodness and greatness in what you already possess. In order to maximize and leverage your personal or professional life, you have to be grateful for what you have and who you are becoming.
Why should your business increase if your attidue is the same? Why should your marriage improve if your attitude is still the same? Why should you be called and chosen if your attitude is the same ole stinky thinking? Get over yourself and move on.
“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 successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home.” Charles Swindoll
I had a conversation with someone who often times goes into a complaining spree. She complains that things are not working out, that she can’t find a job, that she hates where she lives, that she is tired of “making do” and needs some real money.
Now I am completely sympathetic to her needs and her cry. But the pity party is where I draw the line. Let’s do a little compare and contrast.
Compared to someone sleeping on a concrete floor or wooden bench, she has a warm bed and clean sheets.
Compared to the dirt under that pan-handlers nails and the hole in her sneakers, she has a $45 french gel tips and $18 pedicure.
Compared to the bedbugs, this child lost everything from being in shelter after shelter, she has $75 hair extensions and a perm, including the extra $$$ to get conditioner.
Compared to her Victoria Secret bra and the lady who just got the news that she has to have a mastectomy.
Oh here is one more….
Compared to the fact that she graduated school and has skills she can build on, compared to the child who doesn’t know how to read because she was told to quit school and work.
I think most people need to have a gratitude check. When you look at the comparison above who has the advantage? Who needs a new attitude of gratitude?
We do need to realize that God does not give us more than we can bare, and this too shall pass.
What are you grateful for? Go ahead and take 2 seconds to post it…take time to do a gratitude check right here, right now.