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Your Attitude - Your Self-Esteem
Chapter 1 Attitude and Conditioning
I would like to simply clarify what attitude really is:
Attitude is:
What you think
What you do
How you feel
All situations require that you think about what is happening. You have to
decide what to do, then work on your emotions on how you feel about what
you think and do. That is the simplicity of attitude.
You can be struggling with a problem with your teenager. Your teen’s new
friends are not the kind of friends you want him to have. You think the problem
is a tough one, you know you have to do something about it. You might want to
do whatever your decision is in a positive way. However, your emotions on how
you feel may want to dictate to him and yell and scream to get those low life
friends away from the house.
Your attitude will be the essence of how you find the solution to the problem.
A negative attitude will be one of, “Why does that kid always upset me, seems a
day can’t go by without problems, why did I ever have kids anyway? All I have
been doing is trying to do the best I can, feeding, clothing, sheltering and
working overtime so he can have his name brand shoes, and now he brings punks
home that will influence him and turn him into a druggie and cigarette smoker.”
With a positive attitude, your solution will come with positive emotions.
“I love my teenager and find the challenges of raising one quite stimulating.
Let’s see if I can settle this problem without creating mountains out of molehills.
Copyright © 2003 Teresa King
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