Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. ~ Zig Ziglar
I was struggling to make a dollar and pay people back. One day my good friend, Andy Warcaba, invited me down the street to a small coffee shop to talk. I was all for it. I enjoy a good cup of coffee in the company of friends.
What Andy shared with me, however, wasn’t exactly what I wanted to hear. But it was what I needed to hear. The difference between hearing and listening is that if you just hear it, it can go in one ear and out the other. When you listen, you absorb and can apply the information to your attitude and actions. I listened.
In simple terms, he told me, ‘‘Sam, you don’t have a hard-knock life problem. What you have is an attitude problem.’’ Those are shocking words that often require a spoonful of sugar so they go down easy. I got what best-selling author Larry Winget calls ‘‘the ugly truth.’’
It was true. I was living with a broken-down attitude; and that was my fault. My life was a miserable reflection of my attitude. And it wasn’t pretty. Broken attitudes don’t paint rainbows. They just attract more brokenness. You have probably heard the saying, ‘‘The truth will set you free.’’ I believe the truth will set you free, but only if you buy into the truth as real, acknowledge the value of it, and do something about it. Take action!
Resource - A Kick in the Attitude - Sam Glenn
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