Life is full of delays, denials, and devastations. If we live we will encounter all of them at some point. However, back-to-back problems tend to make us question life's purpose. This month's challenge gives you a boost to stay positive in the face of challenges. Let's look at some ABC tips to help boost your attitude in the face of adversity.
1. Attention – It may be a secret to some but an extra boost is given to the things that demand your attention. When something grabs your attention you tend to loose focus on all surrounding things for that moment. For example, if you were walking on a straight line and put your eyes in another place other than the line, you would drift in the direction of your focus. The same is true in life. Your delays, denials, and devastation could be due to distractions that are holding your attention.
Be smart. Boost yourself by regularly realigning your attention to your goal. Remember, your reality will only convert to becoming the destiny you desire because you have given your undivided attention to your goal.
2. Believe – Every now and then you and I can get into the "I can't help it" mode. But I've come to realize that if my behavior is missing the mark, I need to check what I really belief. You see, your actions always flow from what's believed. If you believe you can, you probably will. Your goals won't happen if you don't believe in yourself. Don't wait for someone else's approval to act on what you know is 100% right for you. It's your goal that you're required to fulfill not theirs.
Be confident in your strengths but be humble enough to know your weaknesses and ask for help. Remember, life works on principles. So continue to turn the odds in your favor with a persistent effort of doing the right things.
3. Character – Who you really are is the person you display in the absents of opposing consequences. And striving to do what's right when no one else agrees is the epitome of good character. An Albanian Proverb says, “Ability will enable a person to get to the top, but good character is what will keep them from falling.”
Experience a boost in your character by deciding to be consistent in all areas, not because it's easy but because it's right. Continue to work on your character being top notch in the face of life's challenges. It's those tough times that the true you is seen and your character is developed.
Summary – Getting a boost to overcome life's obstacles can be as simple as ABC. Put your attention in the right spot, believe that you can accomplish your goal, and make sure your character aligns itself to what's right. It's doing what you should on the days you don't feel like it that count and position you for long term success.