Whether you’ve noticed or not, a positive attitude can be traced to someone’s success in their everyday life. It can contribute to success and a mental well-being, but sometimes there may be people or situations that might hold you back. At St John’s Episcopal Church & School, there are so many opportunities to help someone rid themselves of negative attitudes with just a few easy steps.
See the Positives
Change can often be hard to adjust to. Sometimes it comes in a positive form and other times it can be negative. The first thing many of us do when faced with a negative outcome is to dwell on it. Whenever you’re faced with something negative, whether it’s dealing with a friend’s unfortunate situation or a bad test grade, instead of panicking, try to look at the brighter side of things and be positive.
Remember, you can’t control every situation you’ve been dealt with, but you can control your response to it. Always have God front and center when you come upon these situations. Ask Him for the strength to tackle these problems, a direction to go in or what it is specifically that you should do.
It’s All About Attitude
When we allow feelings like envy, bitterness and pride to take hold of us, it can lead us down a path of negative decisions. If you follow a path of making positive decisions, you can rise above the challenges presented to you. Keep in mind that changing your negative thoughts or someone else’s isn’t going to turn things around for you overnight. Don’t be afraid to ask God for guidance if you feel that negative emotions are taking hold of you.
Be Responsible and Accountable
Blaming others and having a victim’s attitude will not help improve your life, grades or future. If you didn’t finish your homework on time, you have no one to blame but yourself. Realize that no matter what you think is going to happen in the future, you still have the power to change the outcome now. God has promised to give you strength to grow as His follower and to be a better person. Rely on that strength every day!
It’s inevitable that you’ll be faced with difficult circumstances in the future that could lead you to have negative thoughts. The best thing to do is invest in yourself and God so that you develop habits of positive thinking to move your life forward. Whether you’re fearing an exam or dealing with a friend’s situation, start by seeking God and His wisdom. Also take the time to read your Bible whenever possible. Whenever you need encouragement, think of God and what He would do.
Give Without Expecting Anything in Return
The more you surround yourself with caring people and giving to the world without expecting anything in return, the more positive you’ll more likely become. Make the time and effort every day to set aside time to speak to God directly so that you can grow closer to Him. Never forget that you are God’s child; you are loved and thought about at every moment.
Make it Happen with Us!
At our Christian school in McAllen, you’ll find a sense of hope that’s nurtured by everyone around you. If you’re a parent, call or visit us today to start helping your child grow spiritually and academically or to develop a positive attitude to help them in life!