Change Your Attitude Change Your Life


Change your attitude, change your life. Imagine holding a cup of coffee, you take your first sip and realise it’s not hot. At that moment someone inadvertently bumps into you, causing you to spill it. How would you react? Now let’s replace the coffee with a glass of your favourite tipple. Let’s replay the same scenario. Is there a difference as to how you react? And if so why? 

Life has a way of providing you with opportunities for change, however, it’s how you respond to them and the attitude that you present at that moment that defines your character and ultimately the quality of your life.

Adversity is something that everyone faces at some point in their life. These difficult and trying situations are not what define you, but the way in which you react to them is what reveals your true character. Anyone can throw in the towel when life does not go to plan, it’s the individuals that are able to take the life lessons from their challenges that succeed and get to experience life on their terms. So, the question to self should be, "What's in my cup?"

When life gets tough, what spills over? Understanding, wisdom, grace and humility or anger, bitterness, resentment and insecurity. Truth be known, you get to choose. You can’t change what happens to you in life but you can change your attitude and how you choose to respond. Every challenge presents an opportunity to learn a new lesson. Change your attitude, change your life. In doing so you get to turn over a new leaf. The skill is to remain open to recognise your options instead of reinforcing your defeats.

The only environment you have control of is your internal one, so how you interpret situations will determine their outcome. Too often when pressure is applied the instinctive response will be to relieve the pressure. In doing so many are forced into making irrational decisions which inevitably carry a heavy burden and a lot of regrets. 

Managing your feelings and emotions in these situations will pay major dividends to your quality of life. Understand you always have a choice of how you are going to respond to what the world throws at you. Don’t allow an experience that was meant to be temporary to become a permanent negative fixture in your life. 

You need to look within yourself and realise that you have the power to make things happen. Use today to start filling your cup with gratitude, mindfulness, forgiveness, joy, kindness, understanding, gentleness and love. In doing so you will inevitably attract the same. Put another way you reap what you sew.

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