Attitude Trumps All

Life’s difficulties often reveal that there is, in fact, a lesson hidden in every experience; it’s up to us to decide its effect. 

We all face challenges that seem too tough to bear; often it is how we perceive the challenges that determines our level of success or the degree of failure we face. All too frequently, we find ourselves observing an event as negative, so it turns out that way; if only we could work to find the positive spin in every situation, we may be amazed at how simple the complex challenges we face seem to be. 

If we, as Lincoln suggested, spend our time rejoicing “because the thornbushes have roses” maybe we could find the silver lining imbedded deep within each of the impossibilities we face. It is more than important that a person spends their time being positive, and not dwelling on the negative when faced with adversity and challenges. 

Likewise, although there are often of failures we should never feel as though the world is ending. Ralph Waldo Emerson states, “these are occasions a good learner would not miss” referring to the those times that the challenges become small failures and life takes a turn in a different direction. Each mistake is a learning opportunity regardless of age or stature. 

Our attitude so often dictates the trajectory taken by an event; a negative attitude will often lead a person to a negative outcome, while the struggler who remains positive, may find attitude was all that was needed to defy the adversity they face.

Stay positive my friends.


One thought on “Attitude Trumps All

  1. Well said, Mikhael.
    ~ ~ ~
    This inspired me to think toward John Donne:
    _No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee._
    [Donne’s original spelling and punctuation]


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