We’ve all heard it a million times; but I think it’s probably more true than some might think. Attitude can influence your mood, ambition, and outcomes. I hate to admit this, but last semester I got the worst grade I’ve ever received in a class. You know why? My attitude sucked. Why was it so hard for me to be more positive in something I needed as a stepping stone to one of my goals? I lost sight of the end prize and let my attitude towards that course plummet with my grade.
Here I am in my last semester of senior year taking a course to fulfill that requirement that I failed to last semester. My attitude shifted into a more positive one for this course, and the positive results are being reaped. Sure I started off pissy and annoyed, but through some effort and help from a friend (tutor!) I’m learning a new language better than before! My grades are doing so much better already in this subject than the previous semester. “You reap what you sow.” So I’m going to plant positive seeds, even in the fields I don’t necessarily want to have to be in. It’s easy to be positive when you’re dealing with things you already love and things you’re passionate about. So let that flow through you and give momentum and encouragement in an upward fashion!
I’ve also heard that that perception is what creates reality. The perceptions we have can be influenced either way by our attitude. If I choose to look at something that intrinsically has no negative or positive value, I get to decide what value it has. Why should I choose for it to be negative? This is definitely applicable to our popular culture, and as of late there seems to be a lot of hate trains going on. People hating on Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, or Justin Bieber; and mainly because that’s what everyone else is doing right? It was suddenly in vogue to call Lady Gaga’s new album “ARTFLOP,” when in reality it wasn’t a “flop.” (Seriously, it’s actually a great album. Check it out if you haven’t already!) Or how “crazy” and “tragic” Miley Cyrus was for taking her clothes off and filming a music video. I mean, did those people listen to the lyrics? It’s about being vulnerable! And I don’t know about you, but for me, being naked and swinging around on a wrecking ball is pretty damn vulnerable. Not only are all of my body parts exposed, naughty bits included, I’m also not as in control of a wrecking ball as I am on my own two feet. Now the new album, the music videos, singles, you name it are not inherently negative. So why add negativity to them? Why spread negativity and hate, when we could spread positivity and love? This gets into one person’s attitude influencing another’s and the spread continues. “Never look down on someone, unless you’re helping them up.”
Every moment is a new chance for you to change your attitude and change your life. ❤
Peace, Love, Unity, Respect;
PS-Remember, you have as many hours in a day as Beyoncé!