How Your Attitude Impacts You!
I admit it, I love a kid with a little attitude. You know that one kid on your kid’s basketball team that just shows up with a little swagger. That attitude, that confidence, gives that kid an advantage in the game, whether or not he’s any good at playing he has an advantage just by his attitude. But there’s also that other kid who is usually on the bench hoping the coach doesn’t put him in. Cringing every time the coach looks in his direction. His attitude is different. His attitude is anything but swagger. He is defeated before he ever takes the court. As we are in the midst of the beginning of a new year let me ask you a couple of questions…which kid do you tend to be? Which kid would you like to be? Is there a different way to be?
5 Things to remember about Attitude:
1. You decide your attitude.
2. It’s one of the first things others notice about you.
3. It determines the outcome of your day/week/month, etc…
4. It can propel you forward or drag you backward.
5. It can be adjusted.
You probably already knew each of those, but have you thought about them lately? And what will you do if you discover your attitude is just off? What do you do if your attitude is inhibiting your life and progress? How do you change your attitude? How do you make your own attitude adjustment?
Here are 7 attitude adjusters that you can begin using today:
1. Admit the need to change.
2. Pay attention to your language.
3. Feed your soul and mind.
4. Ask for help & accountability.
5. Exercise. Do something physical.
6. Practice Forgiveness.
7. Identify and Eliminate your limiting beliefs.
And a bonus one…Do something to help someone who can’t help you.
And here’s a lesson from the Scriptures about our attitude, at least I think it has to do with attitude, though the Scriptures call it the ‘mind.’ Read it today and ask yourself…”Is this attitude, is this mind, being developed in me?”
“If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus”
(Philippians 2:1–5 NRSV)
Maybe there’s another way to be confident; a confidence that comes from a place of humility and deep intimacy with Christ.
Just something to think about today…
Grace and peace,