Your attitude determines your altitude. Meaning, your attitude can affect how high and how far you go in life. More importantly, it can affect how high you are able to climb. Your attitude is contagious. Make it something that is worth catching. All of our attitudes need a bit of an adjustment every now and then. But in order to maintain a positive attitude it is important to, ““Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits;watch your habits, they become character;watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” This is especially important because your private thoughts have the ability to soon become your public actions.
When you open your mouth, what are you releasing into the atmosphere? Are your words kind, helpful, inspiring, or thought-provoking? Do they challenge others to be more compassionate? Or are your words demeaning, judgmental, and uncalled for? Mirror Check!!!! Mirror check is a chance for you to look at and within yourself. Like really take a look into how your words, attitudes, and behavior affect the manner in which you are perceived. Now, I would like for you to pause for a quick moment. Reread the first three questions and truly answer them.
When you offer others feedback or criticism, are you doing it because you truly care about their well-being? Or are you just trying to bring them down? The ability to speak is a beautiful gift. Make your words constructive, NOT destructive. I get it. You are enduring a tough time. The boulder you are trying to get over is difficult and it has drained you. But, that does not give you leeway or clearance to take it out on others and have a “stank attitude.” Lift as you climb! The key to staying encouraged is to humble yourself and encourage others, even when you are the one who needs it most. Remember, you are the one climbing. Which means that you have the power to ascertain your next move.
When you take your frustrations, problems, and insecurities out on others you are making it worse for yourself. Because honestly people can only take so much. You are not the only one climbing, others have their own mountain that they are steady trying to conquer. They don’t need you casting your unrealistic expectations and baggage onto them. If you keep on, pretty soon you will have no one to celebrate with you when you make it to your next peak. Do you know why? Because your attitude has pushed them away. No one wants a friend who brings everyone else down, just because they are at a low point. Also, be careful not to push away those who have your best interest at heart just because you are at a low point.
Need help controlling your thoughts? It’s ok, we all do. Whenever, negative thoughts creep into my mind I have started to train myself to recite Philippians 4:8 as a reminder of what’s truly important because negative thoughts don’t do anything good for you. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”