Your attitude can get you places. If you have an aggressive attitude, it will take you places, but those places may not be what you really want. You have to define what you want and then develop the proper attitude to get it. Sometimes aggression is good, other times it isn’t so good. Too much aggression can be abrasive and repel people. You don’t want to repel everyone in your life. I’m not saying that there aren’t people who deserve to be repelled, but you don’t want to be one of them.
Some people take the attitude that they should have whatever they want whenever they want it. those are the people I call the takers. They take but don’t give much. They appear to be successful, but that really depends on how you define success. What good is success if you don’t have any friends?
That’s why I think attitude is important, but sometimes it just isn’t enough. I had a good attitude yesterday, but I still had a bad day. The stuff that was out of my control is what gave me the worst grief for the most part. It’s best just to let it go. Do your best to get through it. Learn what you can control and take control of it, but if you can’t control it go with it. That’s the basis of the Serenity Prayer. It’s true. Attitude can make a great deal of difference, but I sometimes you just have to acknowledge that something is out of your control and let it go.
Don’t waste energy trying to control something that you have no control over. it’s as simple as that. that’s the secret to life. Of course, the reverse is also true. Some people sit and moan over things that they have full control over and don’t control. Sometimes we have to let things go and other times we have to accept responsibility. That’s how life works and we need to learn what we can and cannot control in our lives.
I wonder how many people out there think that they don’t have control when they actually do. I wonder how many times I have done that myself, suffered through a rough patch when I had the power to smooth it myself. Sometimes it is just hard to see that you have control when you are in the depths of a problem. That’s when you have to step aside and look at the problem. If you can just do that when things are at their worst, you can tell whether you should continue the fight or go with the flow. You always have the choice.