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Monday, 4 November 2013

Getting Your Attitude Right!

Posted at  Monday, November 04, 2013  |  in  Self improvement

THE Right attitude

“Your attitude not your aptitude determines your altitude”- Zig Ziglar

Let me break it down. It is not your natural talent/skills (aptitude) that will deliver success (altitude) but your desire to succeed (attitude).
I went over to Google to search for the meaning of attitude and hee is what I found.

"It is a settled way of thinking or feeling about something. It could be bad or good depending on one’s psychological feeling."

Your insight determines your attitude. Your attitude determines your response. Your response determines your results in life”
I believe as a Christian, there are 3 key attitudes that determine the result you get in life.
  •  Attitude to God
  •  Attitude to Life
  •  Attitude to work

Attitude to God

Your lopsided understanding of God is the reason for negative responses to Him and which in turn is responsible for what you attract to yourself. Many people believe God is Strict, His 'needs' are numerous and his commandments are harsh.

The truth is that God is not a task master, He is a loving Father

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."John 3:16

God’s commandments are not harsh but designed for our good
"For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome."1 john 5:3

God rewards, He is not a thief
"And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and m
that he rewards those who seek him."Hebrews 11:6
God is not a wicked king; He is a caring father.
"Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you."1 Peter 5:7
God is not a deceiver, His name is Faithful
“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation."Revelation 3:14

God is not a collector. He is a distributor.

In effect, your attitude towards God will determine your response to His word, your response to His word will determine the kind of results you command.

It is your understanding of God that will determine if your attitude towards him and His word
This reminds me of the wedding at Cana in Galilee. When the wine was exhausted, Mary the mother Jesus asked the wine servers to do whatever Jesus asked them to do and the end result was that water was turned into wine.

Whatever God tells you to do, do it. When you do it in faith, cheerfully and gladly, God is committed to perform is own side of the bargain. The awesome part is that even though sometimes we don’t deliver as expected, God is still constant.
Right Attitude

 ATTITUDE TO LIFE


Life is a privilege, not an imprisonment. What role did you play to exist? Since you fought your way to the ovum when you were still spermatozoa, why complain now? :).
“Before I formed you I knew you….” Jeremiah 1:5

Life is a gift and a privilege. When you see it as a gift, you will embrace life. When you see it as a privilege, you won’t despair of life. There were other spermatozoa that would have gotten to the ovum first.

What you should know about Life.

Life is all about Contribution not collection.

You should make an impact in your world.

Life is all about responsibility not dependence.

Responsibility is the price of greatness. You must know that responsibility is not determines by position but every position is determined by responsibility.

Life is all about relevance not significance.

How relevant are you to people? How relevant are you to your family? How relevant are you to your society?

Life is all about service not status.

“For who is greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.” Luke 22:27
You maximize your existence by service.

Life is about disposition not position.

Life is all about sacrifice not surplus.

Greatness comes with lots of sacrifice

Life is about giving not just receiving.

“One gives freely, yet grows the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched and who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:24-35

Life is a gift wrapped with responsibilities.

If you refuse to accept responsibilities, you die as a liability.
Those who embrace the gift of life will its accompanying responsibilities make the most of life.
“As long as you keep taking steps, you keep growing” Mike Murdock

 Attitude to work

Work is not a curse. It is not a misfortune. It existed long before the fall of man.
To achieve your God given destiny, you have to work for it and not depend on earthly inheritance. Inheritance is not a substitute for practical input. Inheritance does not enhance worth.

A Yoruba proverb says "A child that depends on inheritance, has given himself over to poverty."

It is work that determines worth. Wake up, your work today determines where you sit tomorrow.
“Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men” Proverbs 22:29
It is your commitment to work that determines your attainment to the world,
the right attitude
“Things only work for workers” -Bishop Oyedepo
Work is the all-time cure for lack and penury. Every delightsome worker, by covenant lives a healthy life.
You are God’s temple and like any other building, Idleness makes your body system begin to decay and through idle hands it begins to drop.

“Through sloth the roof sinks in, and through indolence the house leaks”
When the three fundamental attitudes are rightly in place you are set for amazing attitude in this race of life.

 Attitude tips

1. Grow the 'I am activated' attitude

To activate others, you must first activate yourself. To activate others and get them enthusiastic, you must first be enthusiastic.

3 methods to activate yourself

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” Hosea 4:6
  • Put life into everything about you. Encourage yourself always. 

  •  Put life in your smile, handshakes, talk, even walk. Broadcast good news.
No one ever accomplished anything positive telling bad news.

2. Grow the 'how are you important' attitude

People do more for you when you make them feel important. Remember to boost their morale daily by showing appreciation of every opportunity. Call people by names.

3. Grow the service first attitude and watch money take care of itself

When applicable, give more than is expected.

Final words 
Develop the right attitude towards everything in Life and watch yourself fly. If you have ask question, ask below.  Feel free to express yourself with the comment form below.

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8 comments:

  1. Hi Ologundudu,

    That was definitely an interesting post. I guess I never put that much thought into how to have the right attitude.

    I am also a Christian and I think at times people misunderstand when we use the word God. He is all things to me and I am here because of him so I should be grateful for everything that I am and have. I think when you live with an attitude of gratitude then you're on the right path.

    Having the right attitude will take you far in life so however you need to go about understanding it or achieving it I say let's get started because there is no time like the present.

    Appreciate you sharing this with us and I like your blog.

    Have a good week.

    ~Adrienne

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    1. Hi Adrienne

      I'm glad to see the queen blogger her on my blog :)
      It's nice to know that you are a Christian. He is all to me also so i must be grateful.

      A heart of gratitude is very important. Without faith it is impossible to please him.

      Yes, let's get started. That's the most important.

      I appreciate your comment.

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  2. Very true Bro! A great attitude always wins, and it all starts with a great attitude towards God.
    Great post and blog too. Have a super blessed day!

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    1. Hello Ugochi
      In all things, God is first! Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you keep coming back.
      Thanks for the compliment.

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  3. First of all where is all this wisdom coming from?
    Anyways attitude towards people too is good, but as you said, putting God first. Awesome article, blog...all join!

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    1. I'll say it's God inspired.
      Yes,, it's important to put Him first.
      Thanks cliff

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  4. Wow, i was totally blown away by this piece, i never for once thought one could have different attitudes, if most of us can use same attitude to work in serving God then this world could be a better place. Am definitely going to work on my attitude to God mostly, you have really opened my eyes. Glad i read this post.

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    1. Hi Nwosu

      I'm glad to see you here again.
      So i the post blew your mind? that's great. Actually, Attitude is one but the emphasize is on how we can apply it differently.

      It's good to know that you will work on it. Everyone should, including me.
      Thanks for the feedback.

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