“The vice-regents and governors got together to find some old scandal or skeleton in Daniel’s life that they could use against him, but they couldn’t dig up anything. He was totally exemplary and trustworthy. They could find no evidence of negligence or misconduct. So they finally gave up and said, “We’re never going to find anything against this Daniel unless we can cook up something religious.””- Daniel 6:4-5 (MSG)
Attitude is not a gift, it is something we have to build and cultivate. It is something we have to work on intentionally and continuously. If we have to reflect the Spirit of Excellence; the Holy Spirit in us, we must commit to building an excellent attitude.
This is because our attitude determines our ALTITUDE in life. Our attitude determines our future, that is, how far in life we will go. It determines whether we will become servants or masters, it determines whether we will reach the top or remain at the bottom of the ladder in life.
Our attitude determines our level of effectiveness and efficiency in life. It determines whether we will be an achiever in life or not. Life is in phases and men are in sizes; our individual capacity will be determined majorly by our attitude.
Our gift or ability can open a door of opportunity for us, but it takes our attitude to keep the door open! Our beauty can get us a husband or a wife, however, it takes attitude to keep a home. Our attitude determines whether our home will be heaven on earth or hell on earth! Our certificate can earn us a job, but it takes our attitude to keep the job. Our attitude also determines how far we rise on the job.
There is no future in any job, it is the one who holds it that determines its future. Some attitudes will produce failure, others will produce mediocrity, while some kind of attitudes will create success. Our attitude to life determines what we get out of life. Life does not give you or I what we deserve but what we demand!
Some attitudes do not correlate to an excellent attitude, such attitudes like laziness, procrastination, lateness to work, a laissez-faire attitude, complacency, pessimism, being negative, ‘what will be will be’ attitude, not taking initiative, not being thorough or not paying attention to details, being presumptuous, not being accountable, not seeing things through, making excuses or justifying oneself when one falls short of a standard, just to mention a few.
We all must cultivate excellent attitude such as, punctuality, diligence, being proactive, having initiatives, taking responsibility or ownership of what is committed to us, preparedness, taking stock of our actions, being teachable, openness, flexibility, self learning etc
We must take time to reflect on our attitude. We must be true to ourselves. We must be ready to change. We must be open to correction, we must have our eyes on being the best that we can be. This will require determination, discipline, self sacrifice, going the extra mile and putting everything we have got into what we are doing.
Our attitude to time must be right. Time is an inelastic, irretrievably precious gift given to all equally. What we do with our time or how we spend our time in seconds, minutes, hours, cumulatively determines our outcome in life.
Remember we have an excellent Spirit within, let us cooperate with the Holy Spirit of God so we can fulfil our life’s purpose. We will in Jesus name.
God bless you