5 Reasons Why We Have A Bad Attitude And What To Do About It

5 Reasons Why We Have A Bad Attitude And What To Do About It

Someone once said that, “Having a bad attitude is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing things wrongly, and applying unsuitable remedies.”

I have also seen people wearing that wonderful shirt, “I love my bad attitude!”

If I am honest, there are times I really want to wear a shirt like that. I don’t know what it is but sometimes I can just be in a funk, and, sometimes, I like it. I know, how unhealthy is that?

There are also times I can recognize a bad attitude in others yet fail to see the bad attitude in myself. Somehow I justify my bad attitude but hold you accountable for yours! I know, how unhealthy is that?

What Kind of Leader Are You? Perfect? Excellent? Or, Good Enough?

What Kind of Leader Are You? Perfect? Excellent? Or, Good Enough?

Picture this...

Your high school student, a senior, is getting ready to head out onto the court to face one of the toughest opponents in the league. This is a pivotal game, it will decide the league champion. They have heard the pregame talk by the coach and they focused and ready.

They are physically and emotionally ready, they have their game face on. Just as they break their team huddle to head out onto the court they look up at you in the stands to get a final boost of encouragement. You stand up to cheer them on and at the top of your lungs you yell, “Go out there and be good enough!”

The 3 People Every Leader Needs In Their Life

The 3 People Every Leader Needs In Their Life

What does it take to be a great leader? Wisdom? Skill? Emotional Intelligence? Yes, yes and yes. Rather than focusing on “What” it takes to be a good leader I want to look at the “Who” it takes to be a good leader.

American novelist Alex Haley said, “If you ever see a turtle on top of a fence post you know he had help getting there.” It wasn’t “the what” but “the who” that got the turtle where he was.

The turtle, like leaders, need people in their life. An isolated leader is

Healthy Leadership Self-Talk: It’s Not What You Are Called, It’s What You Answer To

Healthy Leadership Self-Talk: It’s Not What You Are Called, It’s What You Answer To

Here’s what I know. We are all broken. We were born that way. The trouble I have is I tend to want to live in my brokenness rather than with my brokenness and believe me, there is a difference.

I don’t need to live in a garbage can to know that it smells yet I live with three of them on the side of my house. I guess you could say I live with trash but I don’t live in trash. Why then do I live in my brokenness rather than

Emotionally Healthy Parents Are Consistent

Emotionally Healthy Parents Are Consistent

Parental Consistency And Our Kids

If we take the above story and apply it to family we can see some similarities. When we are consistent in our emotions and behavior it reduces our kids anxiety and frustration. When our kids know where the boundaries are and what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior they have a foundation from which to grow.

Our children know when boundaries are set and then