Attitudes, attitudes, attitudes, what's all this racket about it you may ask? Attitudes are what determine altitudes. They can be our best friends or our worst enemies, they can work for us or against us. In a nutshell attitudes are the way we think which goes a long way to determine how successful we will be in life. Two nights ago a friend of mine during one of our heart-to-heart talks just said after facing so much frustration, Whatever will be will be'. I and an older friend were quick to rebuke him about that negative attitude and why he should change for a better and more positive one because an optimist sees the doughnut the pessimist only sees the hole. I am using this article to reach out to every one who feels discouraged and frustrated like my pal did rather than complaining that roses have thorns thank God that thorns have roses.
A wise man cleared the air when he said, 'There is no wrong side of the bed, we get up on the wrong side of our minds'. Rather than see the grass as half empty see it as half full. Thoughts rule the world it's funny let their thoughts work against them rather than for them without them knowing it. Whenever you want to accomplish anything in life, there would be obstacles along your path so don't expect it to be smooth sailing all the way. A man of God said, 'Sinking beneath a problem and soaring above it is simply a matter of attitude'. Imagine preparing for an examination with the belief that you would fail, why prepare for it at all or playing a game of football with the thought of the thrashing your opponents are going to give you, such a game is as good as lost. To make a headway in life you've got to be positive in your attitude which doesn't necessarily mean looking at the world through rose-coloured spectactles but believing that no matter may come your way, with your positive attitude you will become successful.
How do I alter my attitude do I hear you ask? Flip switch every negative thought for a positive one. Just like a coach would substitute a tired player for a new one, exchange every negative idea for a positive one. Let I can't be replaced with I can, let I won't be exchanged with I will. Though not easy but I assure you it is worth the effort you put into it.
In conclusion, Abraham Lincoln said, 'I can't never accomplished anythin, I will try has performed many wonders'. The choice is now yours as negative and positive thoughts alike don't have any power, it is we that empower them.