Our Attitude Decides.

Our attitude decides.
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I was never grateful for individuals in my life who told me I needed to have a better attitude. I always felt like my attitude was great; however, I’m now eternally grateful to those who told me I needed to change my attitude.
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I couldn’t see my attitude was cancerous at times, and I needed to correct it. If I hadn’t been told by family members, co-workers, friends, etc, I wouldn’t have known.
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My recommendation, don’t be the silent person. Having hard conversations will usually bring respect between you and the person who has a bad attitude. It may not happen immediately, but years down the road, it may.
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I still lose my temper at times, and I have a lot of work ahead of me. My attitude decided a lot of things growing up and through my 20’s. Even in my 30’s and I suppose my 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and so on.
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I am very opinionated, and I haven’t always enjoyed my opinion being challenged. I wanted to always be right and I enjoyed verbal confrontation—I still do in many circumstances (bad attitude).
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My attitude was not always the right way of approach—I could have been better and I still can be better.
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The older I get, the softer my attitude about things is becoming.
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Elder Holland gave me guidance and I’ll always remember this, “The voice that bears profound testimony, utters fervent prayer, and sings the hymns of Zion can be the same voice that berates and criticizes, embarrasses and demeans, inflicts pain and destroys the spirit of oneself and of others in the process.”
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This is the attitude we need to act on. We need to remember how painful the lashing of our tongue can be.
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Elder Holland again grounds my attitude.
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“Negative speaking so often flows from negative thinking, including negative thinking about ourselves. We see our own faults, we speak—or at least think—critically of ourselves, and before long that is how we see everyone and everything. No sunshine, no roses, no promise of hope or happiness. Before long we and everybody around us are miserable.”
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Have a good attitude and please correct me when my attitude is out of line.
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Hear him!

PC: Walter Rane @altusfineart

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