We long to live successful lives. Definitions of success differ, but the longing to be successful is a basic human desires. There are keys, which if applied regularly in our lives, will open the door to success. For now we want to look at perhaps the most crucial and vital key. Without this element as an active element in our lives, success is sure to elude us. The key is attitude.
ATTITUDE AND ALTITUDE
My brother is a pilot and he has told me about certain equipment that they use as pilots. In an aircraft there is an instrument called an ATTITUDE meter. This instrument measures the pitch of the plane. It shows if you are in a nose-up position or a nose-down position. You may ask why you would need such an instrument. Surely you can sense and tell that you are climbing or getting lower? However, this is one of the aspects of flying that is very important and yet can easily bring confusion. After extended flying or especially in adverse conditions things can begin to feel different to the facts. At this point flying becomes dangerous. Are you going to trust your feelings or the gauges?
- The goal: if you are flying in a nose-up position you will hold and gain altitude.
- The danger: if you are not flying in a nose-up position, sooner or later you will crash.
The attitude meter measures this aspect and constantly reports to the pilot. Our attitudes are like this meter. If our attitudes are in a nose-up position we will rise to new heights, no matter how much headwind. If, however, our attitudes are in a nose-down position, it will eventually bring us down – even in ideal circumstances.
This calls for constant evaluation and adjustment. It is this flexibility to adjust our attitudes constantly to the prevailing situations so that it will constantly bring us out on top, that leads to success in life!
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