Attitude Adjustment: 5 Ways To Know If You Need One.
You know that expression, “Check yourself before you wreck yourself”?
Well, I’d like to suggest that there is a lot to appreciate about that expression - beyond the catchy rhyme.
One of the things we’re really talking about when we check-before-we-wreck is our ATTITUDE.
Your attitude is the way you show up in the world. It’s HOW you do things.
You see, there are 3 essential components at work in anything you do. For our purposes right here in this blog, those components are:
- The WHO.
That would be YOU. You are the person living your life, making your choices, and taking action.
- The WHAT.
These are your goals. What do you want to achieve? What are you working towards? What are you doing every day?
- The HOW.
This is your attitude. This is the way you approach yourself and your goals.
Think about it. A lousy HOW can really screw up your WHO and your WHAT.
Just think of all the times you’ve been on the receiving end of someone’s crummy attitude (a grumpy teenager, an uninspired restaurant server, a bored receptionist).
One bad attitude can infect a whole lotta people (if you let it).
But what if YOU are the one with the bad HOW? What if you are the person who is bored, uninspired, grumpy - and making things somber for other people? How might you also be undermining your own goals?
How is your HOW possibly sabotaging your WHO and your WHAT?
Here are 5 ways to know if you have a lousy HOW:
- Everything feels difficult ALL the time.
- People don’t seem to behave the way you want them to behave - and it results in constant disappointment.
- It feels like the universe is not cooperating with you.
- You are exhausted.
- You feel like you’re banging your head against the wall and your goals seem impossible to achieve.
Your attitude - your HOW - can either ease your way or throw up road blocks.
How is your attitude either helping you - or getting in your way?