A story was told about two brothers who both grew up under an abusive mother, one of the two tuned out badly in life while the other became very successful.
When they were asked the reason for their outcome in life, the one who tuned out badly blamed his mother for how his life turned out, while the other attributed his success to his abusive mother.
According to him, growing up with such kind of parent made him resolve never to tread the part of his parent. His mother’s abusive lifestyle motivated him to work harder and become better in life.
The variance between these two brothers is in their individual interpretation of their mother’s bad behavior and the meaning they gave to it which in turn shaped their mental attitude towards their mother’s behavior.
You see my friends, your interpretation of your current challenges, plus the meaning you give to it is very important, because it shapes your mental reaction and attitude towards that challenge, and it is that attitude that leads to your outcome.
There is a popular saying that You cannot stop the bird of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop it from building a nest on your head.
As true as this assertion is, unfortunately, a lot of people still allow themselves to be carried away with the type or colour of bird that is flying over their head, that they don’t even get to realize when the bird has built a nest on their head.
Whether you like it or not, the truth of the matter remains that no matter how smart you are, you cannot control all the things that life is going to throw at you, but what is certain is that you can control how you want to be affected by that which life throws at you.
So, you see that it is not just about how tough or overwhelming that your challenges are, it is more about how resolved you are about not allowing those challenges to consume you.
And it is your attitude to what happens to you that will determine whether you will be positively or negatively affected by your challenges.
The same trouble that has led some to commit suicide is the same thing that has motivated a lot of other people to become better in life, the problem is not that the other person’s problem was less tough, but that he chose not to be drowned in the ocean of life.
So I ask you today, WHAT IS YOUR MENTAL ATTITUDE?
You have to accept the fact that certain things are going to happen in your life with or without your consent, that way when they happen rather than cry and ask ‘why me’, you will be asking ‘which way forward’.
It a brand-new week and like I always tell you, God is not wicked; hence He would not allow you go through certain things if He didn’t have a plan in place to help you scale through. So, whatever it is you are going through in life know that is the in your own interest.
Your ugly life experiences are God’s way of equipping you with life changing message for your generation, that’s why you need to have a positive mental interpretation of it, in order to get a positive outcome.
Note you cannot control everything that life will throw at you, but you can control how you want to be affected by that which life throws at you. With this i ask you again, WHAT IS YOUR MENTAL ATTITUDE?