It’s easy to have a bad attitude.
Career not what you wanted? Family not easy to get along with? Paycheck less than you hoped for?
Children not making the decisions you would rather them make? Spouse not on-board with your plans?
I remember some time ago writing something that fell on deaf ears. I was excited about it. And nobody else was.
Just let me tell you: It is easy to find yourself with a bad attitude when nobody cares what you have to say.
But in every walk of life – your attitude and actions in the face of adversity matters.
“What if there was more to your purpose than getting what you wanted? What if there were some things you couldn’t control, but how you reacted to those situations made a difference?”
Because of your attitude, does your spouse view you differently in the face of a little difficulty?
What about your boss? Do you show strength and poise no matter the issues that arise?
Do your children see you as a constant in their life, above – and in-spite of, the circumstances around both you and them?
Attitude does not only matter because others are watching.
Attitude also matters because it is the one thing we can control.
When we find ourselves a victim of circumstance, when so much of life seems predestined, when all options seem lost – there is always freedom in attitude.
“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”