I have been giving a lot of thought towards attitude – mine in particular. I question my attitude when life is running smoothly in comparison to when challenges arise. There is a distinctive difference!
At times I am under pressure, I begin to feel a little anxious and out of my depth. It is in these moments I am more likely to be irritable and moody. This automatically creates a bad attitude which has a negative impact on those around me.
It may not appear this way but everyone faces challenges whether struggles in relationships, finances, emotionally or physically. There comes a point when you must take responsibility for the way you behave (this includes me too). You must endeavour to work on the attitudes which has become a part of your life; a bad habit. It is a behaviour that has been learnt over the months or years, which means it can also be unlearnt.
For years I made excuses for having a not so great attitude in some areas, blam
“She/he made me feel”
“This is the way I am”
“You do not know what I have faced”
I knew changing my attitude would take perseverence which is why it was easier to continue hiding behind my many excuses.
Looking inwards and trying to fix particular areas in your life takes a realisation that though you can stay as you are – you no longer wish to. You want to be the best person you can be for yourself and others. It is difficult to positively influence others and have a true impact on their lives with a bad attitude.
Are there particular areas in which you can develop a better attitude?
Did you actively work on the attitude you now have?
What kept you focused when it seemed an impossible task?