In the TV show, The A-Team, B.A. Baracus was asked what B.A. stood for. His reply, “bad attitude” and that response is what defined the character for the series.
Our attitude affects who we are. If you are having a great day life seems wonderful and not much can get us down. Have the opposite experience and life seems to be punishing you with relentless aggression. Our attitude during these experience is how we will most likely respond.
But what if your attitude was something that could be controlled? What if you have more control over how to respond than you might think? In his book, The Power of Your Attitude, Stan Toler teaches seven choices that can aid in developing an attitude that can lead to a happy and successful life.
Some of these choices are: joy, gratitude, compassion, and humility. By choosing these responses the mind begins to set patterns to not let negativity take root and grow weeds of bitterness and resentment. It does not mean that negativity never happens. Rather, it sets the stage for negativity to be acknowledged and then dismissed in favor of choosing a positive outlook.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.