"When it rains it pours", is a common statement said when experiencing a lot of trouble - like delays, denials, or devastation. Corder, says that the “like attracts like” factor is in play when we have back to back problems. In other words, bad things bring on bad things. I feel that our attitude, also responds to the "like attracts like" factor. Whatever attitude we display will attract similar attitudes from ourselves and others. So to have the success we desire requires us to have an attitude boost. With boosted attitudes we can reflect the positive in every situation.
3 Attitude Boosters
1. Focus – Boosting comes from whatever has our attention. The things we find ourselves doing more of is usually where our focus is. For example, if we were trying to walk a straight line and put our eyes on another place other than the line, we would see that our feet would follow our eyes because we are focused where our eyes are. When we are properly focused on our goals, our attitudes will be directed by our focal alignment instead of the problems.
Boost your success by focusing your attitude on your goals. A focused attitude is always apart of the solution. Improving is its number one objective.
2. Faith – What we believe when we can't see anything in sight is known as faith. However, faith cannot be based on fictitious people or things. The key to a successful attitude is faith based on truth (things that have a track record of being real). When we have our attitudes backed by the truth we are able to shake off the mess that life can throw on us. With an attitude full of faith we can find ourselves saying things like, “I can hang on because this is going to pass soon.” or "This crises it tough now but it will only last for a season."
Boost your attitude with true faith, which believes whatever it is you desire can happen, even when the pressure is constantly on. Turn your odds to work for you by working to be positive and doing the right things. Boost your attitude to resemble what you want even if you don’t see it yet, that’s faith in action.
3. Foundation – Someone once said, "Behavior is the function of our attitude and self perception." In other words the frame of mind we have about ourselves and others shows up in the way we act every day. To get the boost we so desperately need we must be solid on promoting positiveness within our foundation which is the root of who we are.
An Albanian Proverb says, “Ability will enable a man to get to the top, but good character will keep him from falling.” Your character is much more than just what you try to display for others to see, it is who you are even when no one is watching. A true boost is having good character as your foundation, which enables you to do the right things in the face of wrong.
Summary - Achieve success and continue to be successful by boosting your attitude to reflect right. Then you will have a reputation based on integrity that leads to long term success. Abraham Lincoln said, “Reputation is the shadow. Character is the tree.” Boost your future by planting trees that cast an attitude of one who is focused on improvement, has faith in things that are true, and has a foundation of right.