Guest Author - Paula Petrie
Attitude comes from judgment. Attitude expands from preference. It develops from a person’s intention, and is peppered by the environment a person experiences. Attitude is also affected by by a person’s personality, and character. Mine is often manipulated by tiredness, as human judgment is incredibly fallible. However, attitude can sometimes be changed through education. Attitude binds all that we are and contains all that we have been. It holds the key to all that we will be.
Attitude equals altitude. A catch phrase that inspires many people. I can do this thing; I can win, are greatly inspiring affirmations. What seems missing from memory, is since attitude is entirely changeable, it should be changed when moral or human perception shows a shift in thinking is needed to bring peace, or alter one’s direction.
Attitude equals prosperity. I think this is also true, monetarily. But, the problem for many folks may be the path that they are traveling requires they devote their passion to deeper issues than business. This of course brings about the debate, ‘What really holds true value?’ I guess it depends on your perspective.
Attitude equals struggle. Or, should I say it used to. It seems that in generations past, people had an innate understanding that struggle was the glue that connected all the thoughts and feelings of the self. Struggle was ultimately good. Glue of course equals unwanted stickiness, and sometimes desperate struggles within to free us. So, it also seems that internal struggle is blasé. 'Virtual' peace can be found in numb.
Attitude must be checked, and amended. Carl Jung put it this way; “the rational attitude subdivides into the thinking and feeling psychological functions, each with its attitude.” We weigh our options. I believe the prevalent attitude we develop should come from a blend of rational thinking and 'gut' emotion. We are both, equally, for a reason.
Attitude can make the best or the worst life. It can draw a dark cloud over one’s existence, or let the sun shine in. Attitude can lead you and can hold you back. As example, my attitude to house work can be an unbearable weight if I deem the house to be a mess. If I think my home needs a quick tidy up, the idea of housework becomes managable. When I tell myself that I will pocket the money I would pay a maid and clean up by myself, housework is easier still. We constantly tell our kids to change their attitude, but change is a complicated easy. Kids need to see the candy, in the reason.
Attitude directs the world's inhabitants. But, attitude is a blank slate. A slate that is movement activated. A slate that generates and releases a huge power, into the world and over the individual. But, we have been granted the ability to direct and tame our own. Attitude is not to control but to learn by, through the deeper understanding it shows us or causes us to strive after. Remain neutral and open. A proper, well-mannered, attitude is a practiced skill. The payoff of however, is a spectacular life.