How To Change Your Attitude When Things Are Not Going Your Way

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Our attitude determines our experience of life. If we have a healthy, positive attitude, we’ll be able to cope better when things are not going our way.

If we have a cynical, negative attitude, we’ll find ourselves struggling to deal with our challenges and make the changes necessary in order to get the results we want.

This quote from “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl emphasises the importance of our attitude. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

What is Attitude?

Before we can change something, we must know what we are dealing with first. In order to change our attitude, we need to understand what it means.

The best definition of attitude I have learned is that it’s the composite of our:

  • Thoughts,
  • Feelings, and
  • Actions.

These three ingredients make up what we call our attitude. In order to change our attitude, we have to be aware of how we are operating at these three levels.

Ways to change attitude in life