The way you and I perceive things is the way we make it through the day. However, when our attitudes are not stable we tend to live in chaos every day. I believe that if we are rooted in truth we can see our lives succeed in all circumstances of life. It is said that our “attitudes determine our altitude”. In other words, the way we view life and handle it determines where we go and how successful we can be at it. Here are some tips to help you be stable.
1. Learn – Your attitude is a learned behavior that you have picked up from your surroundings - parents, friends, teachers, etc. Like it or not, you act like someone that you know. The good news is, although you might have learned how to have a negative attitude you can learn how to have a positive attitude too. Maya Angelou said it this way, "If you don't like something change it if you can't change it change your attitude."
Break the negative attitude by learning from positive examples. Learn how they deal with the stresses of life. Ask them questions - "How do you stay positive during tough times?" Learn how to implement stability into your life by making positiveness a requirement.
2. Clarify – What you see might be your reality but if your sight is blurred your reality is also blurred. To clarify a blurred vision of reality requires a perception that doesn't change like the wind. That universal perception is the truth. When you clarify your reality based on truth it can give you an attitude that's stable in the midst of sensitive feelings and emotions.
Keep in mind that your reality is real, full of real emotions and real feelings. But that's information, not instructions of how to react. Clarify your attitude to resemble what is true. With that clarity, you will possess an attitude for success.
3. Forward – Success requires you to keep hope alive for the future, even in the midst of tough mess ups and challenges. Learn how to grow from setbacks. Be optimist about another chance to get it right. Your failures aren't your destiny they are just a step required for you to make it to your goal.
Control what you do with failure. Position it to work for you instead of against you by framing your mind to learn how to move forward from a knockdown. Always have the will to get back up no matter how hard you're hit. Stability comes from never quitting.
Summary - Stabilize your life by learning how to stay positive from others with positive attitudes, gain clarity by looking truthfully into reality, and getting up to move forward after every fall. The stability of your attitude will determine the level of your success.