God Give me any Problem but Empower me with Right Attitude
With a bad attitude, you can never have a good day,
With a good attitude, you can never have a bad day.”
Attitude is more important than aptitude to reach altitude. Heated gold becomes ornaments. beaten copper becomes wires, depleted stone becomes statue, so the more pain you get in your life the more valuable you become, provided you take it with the right attitude.. The major attitudes include attitude towards people, relationships, learning, new ideas, religions and God.
“You can complain that roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.”
One of the best role models in terms of attitude are military people. They learn to enjoy every day of life as they are forever prepared for war and have realised it might be the last day of life. Why are human beings so foolish, why do we need fear of war to act wise? A friend of mine met with a serious accident in Mauritius and had a close shave with death. Immediately after that accident his attitude to life changed. He started to enjoy every day of life and came up with innovative concept of holiday consultant. Now he travels around the world and then shares his first hand experiences with his tourist customers. Wow what a life! But alas you need to get close to death to become wise.
Here is a nice joke from military (which has always held me in awe),
Soldier: Sir we are surrounded from all sides by enemies.
Major: Excellent! We can attack in any direction.
Even the cruel jokes of life have to be taken in the right spirit because what cannot be cured must be endured. Everyone knows about Alexander Graham Bell who invented phones, but he never made a call to his family, because his wife and daughter were deaf.
All human beings have at least one negative attitude in life. It can be towards a particular relationship, religion and so on. I have researched a lot on changing attitudes and experimented attitude change with people. I have realised you cannot change anyone’s attitudes as long as the person does not have the realisation (that his or her attitude is wrong) and has an inclination to change it. As they say, “If an egg is broken by outside force........a life ends. If an egg breaks from within.......life begins .Great things always begin from within.”
“Two men look through the same bars,
One sees the mud and one sees the stars.”
So what type of attitude should we have, optimistic, positive or practical. Well it is your choice, whether you want to look at the stars or in the front and be practical rather than too optimistic. So I pray to God “God I am ready to face any challenge, but you have to empower me with the right attitude.”
“'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”
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