Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Is Your Attitude Broken?

A man made an appointment to see his doctor. "Doctor," he complained, "everywhere I touch seems to hurt lately. Am I getting old or just senile? If I push on my knees here, I hurt. I push on my stomach and I hurt! I press on my head right here by my temple and that hurts too! What's going on?"

The doctor called for a full body X ray.

An hour passed and after evaluating the X rays carefully, the doctor returned. Stroking his chin, the doctor slowly began, "I think I've found the reason why everything you touch hurts."

"Well, tell me!" the man anxiously replied.

The doctor pointed to the X ray. "Your body is fine, but your finger is broken."

Our attitude is like that finger. If our attitude stinks, everything around us stinks. If our attitude is good, everything will seem fragrant!

How is your attitude? Is it like a bad odor that follows you more pleasant? Take some time right now to evaluate yourself!

Evaluating My Attitude

1. Am I a lifelong learner? Or have I allowed my position in life to determine that I no longer need to learn?

  • Do I value learning?
  • Am I teachable? Humble?
2. What is my attitude toward problems, authority, family, and money?
3. Generally, how do I respond to what happens to me? With worry or calm? With a good attitude or a bad attitude?
  • Do I view setbacks as stepping-stones or excuses?
  • How do I react when the odds are against me?
  • How would I rate myself in stress/worry?
  • Do I suffer from ailments (e.g., stomach upset, headaches, tiredness or broken relationships) that indicate critical attitude, stress or worry?

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