Lou Holtz, American Football Coach once said, “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.“
We live in a world of words. Some words mean a great deal to us. Words such as love, health, happiness, success, achievement, joy, ability. These words describe conditions we all want.
But there is one word which controls them all. There is one word which describes a condition which will bring us all these things, or keep us from getting any one of them. It has been called the most important word on earth. Maybe that’s just me 🙂
In our language it is pronounced ATTITUDE.
It is a magic word.
Once we are grown and on our own, this word actually controls our environment and our entire world.
If your attitude toward the world is good, you will obtain good results. If your attitude is excellent, you will obtain excellent results. If your attitude is just so-so, you will live in a world that is not particularly bad nor particularly good – just so-so. Most people live here and it’s fine…
Now, if you are curious about what kind of attitude you have, a simple test will tell you what your attitude has been up to this point in your life.
Ask yourself, “Do you feel the world is treating you well?”
What was the answer that popped into your head? That’s your current attitude towards life.
The world doesn’t care whether we change or not. Adopting a good healthy attitude toward life doesn’t affect life and the people with whom we come in contact with nearly as much as it affects us. As it says in the Bible “As ye sow, so shall ye reap”.
You can change your attitude to the world and your environment by making this simple test: treat every person you meet without a single exception, as the most important person on earth.
You will find that they will begin treating you the same way. They can’t help it. Yes, there are exceptions but they will show themselves quickly and you can move on.
Try this simple attitude test out today and you will see the huge difference you will make in others lives which will in turn make a huge difference in yours.
Have a great week.