The title of this post should really be "The Attitude Factor" . This is the second post in my new series about Attitude. I wanted to continue to lay a foundation for the series today by helping you learn the importance of taking responsibility for your own attitude. I know that a bad attitude can affect how we treat others just as a good attitude can affect how we treat them. The quote used here is by William James..."Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude."
So often, we see folks that just can't for the life of them put someones needs before their own. No matter how many times they claim to be unselfish, their actions prove otherwise. Look at the picture below...could this be you?
The truth is...this is exactly how most folks operate...if you rub them a wrong way, their "attitude" is blamed on you. A person's attitude should not depend on other people...it should only depend on whats living on the inside of them. Jesus gave his very life that we could have what we need to live in this world...this includes the right attitude. He doesn't just want us to have a place in the sky in the by and by...he wants us to enjoy the life he has provided here.
When you have an attitude that other people owe you, then as we say in the south, "Bless your heart"....you just don't get it. Look at Philippians 2:5..."Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus" What do you suppose would be in Jesus' mind concerning the right attitude? You got it! He would treat others fairly ... He always considered their needs in how He talked with them. If you want your day, or better yet your life to go smoother...take a minute to change your attitude.
“In one minute you can change your attitude and in that minute you can change your entire day.” — Spencer Johnson
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