The saying in real estate is that it is all about location, location, location. Something similar applies to life. It is all about attitude, attitude, attitude.
Having your health is nice. Having friends and family is nice. Having money is nice. Having a good job is nice. However, without the proper attitude, your life can still be lacking something important.
There have been numerous books written about having a good attitude and how it can change your life. There are courses and seminars on having the right attitude. There are those who claim having the proper attitude will promote healing.
Radio and television ads claim that getting your attitude right will make you rich. Of course you have to pay them to find out how.
There have been scientific studies showing that attitude helps keep people healthy and that they often live longer lives.
If there is so much out there promoting having a good or proper attitude, then why do so many people still not get it?
There can be no excuses. Being sick is no excuse. Being poor is no excuse. Being lonely is no excuse. Attitude (except in some rare cases involving mental illness) is completely under our control. Yes, we control our attitude.
There is no need to take a class, go to a seminar, watch someone on television or read a book on how to develop the proper attitude. Each of us knows instinctively what a good or bad attitude is. We just seem to choose to ignore it.
For those who are feeling sorry for themselves. For those who want to give up. For those who want to focus on their problems. I say – start squeaking your wheels and change your attitude.
Note: I do recognize that depression, anxiety and other similar problems do exist as an illness or condition. In these circumstances and in the case of some mental or physical illnesses the individual has no control over their feelings or attitudes. I do not include these individuals when telling them to get off their butts and change. For those individuals I would suggest getting the help that is available and when possible make those life changes that they are capable of making.