Corder, says that, "...everyone experiences delays, denials, and/or devastation at some point in their lives." I have experienced all three and they seem to happen at the same time or consecutive to one another. Corder, also says that one of the reasons they seem to happen at the same time, is because of the “like attracts like” factor. One bad thing brings on another bad thing and one good thing brings on another good thing.
When it comes to our attitude, it also responds to the "like attracts like" factor. Whatever attitude or behavior we display attracts similar attitudes and behaviors. So to live effective lives, we must formulate our thinking to find the good over the bad.
3 “F’s” to Boost Your Attitude
1. Focus – Whatever has your attention is getting boosted from you. It is either being improved or being torn down. If you're focusing on what's going wrong and not looking for ways to fix it, what’s wrong gets bigger because you are adding fuel (boosting) to the wrong. This also works for what's right. Allow your focus to be on improving your surroundings so that other improvements can take place. An attitude of improving is an attitude set for success.
2. Faith – When challenging times come it is good to have an attitude of “this too will pass” or "this is only a season". Boosting your attitude to be positive can be difficult when the pressure is constantly on. Remember, faith is not something you can see. It is something that you believe or are strongly moved by. Despite the odds, work to first be positive, do the right things, and right your wrongs. Then what you desire can be positioned in an environment for success. Decide to boost your attitude to resemble what you want even if you don’t see it yet, that’s faith in action.
3. Foundation – The other day, I opened a fortune cookie from a Chinese restaurant and it read, “Ability will enable a man to get to the top, but character will keep him from falling.” Wow! To not fall requires good character, which is like a good foundation for a house. Abraham Lincoln said, “Reputation is the shadow. Character is the tree.” Our character is much more than just what we try to display for others to see, it is who we are even when no one is watching. Good character is doing the right thing because it is right to do what is right. Boost your attitude to resemble good character.
You can boost your life to acheive your goals effectively by focusing your attitude to attract improvement, position your faith on good things, and making good character a part of your foundation. Decide that today is going to be an awesome day because you carry the awesomeness in you!