Our Attitude Determines Failure Or Success

Our Attitude Determines Failure Or Success, Read How…

It is essential to develop an attitude of gratitude. When Cain and Abel gave their offering to the Lord, Abel’s sacrifice was accepted while Cain’s was rejected. Cain was outraged, but instead of asking himself why his sacrifice was rejected, he killed his brother Abel. His sacrifice was rejected because he was not grateful enough to give his best. Eventually, his attitude caused anger, a murderous spirit, and a lifelong curse.”

Attitude Determines Failure Or Success

At times, we find ourselves in the shoes of Cain, wondering why others are more blessed than we are. However, we focus so much on them and forget to check our spirits and heart as we give. It is in giving that we receive. In what measure and why do we give? Do we do it as a necessity? Is it religious practice? Is it to show off? Or is it from the depth of our hearts?

While at the temple in Jerusalem, Jesus was amazed at an old woman who gave all she had. In Mark 12:41-44, “41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were placed and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people THREW in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and PUT IN two tiny copper coins, worth only a few cents.43 calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had.”

The attitude of the woman while giving thanks attracted the attention of Jesus. In case, you are wondering why God loves a cheerful giver. It is essential just as a form of courtesy; no one likes to be ignored. Let us not have an attitude of entitlement; instead, let’s have an attitude of gratitude. “Each of you should give WHAT YOU HAVE DECIDED in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER.” 2 Corinthians 9:7. When you are a cheerful, well-prepared giver, then whatever you give in gratitude to God is like a sweet-smelling aroma to the heavens that God readily accepts.

attitude We show gratitude to God by taking care of what he has given us—ranging from how we take care of our bodies, environment, finances, skill, and the list goes on. The better we take care of what we have, the more doors we open to being entrusted with more. It has never been a case of the rich getting richer. No! Rather, how do we manage what we have, and does God feel he can trust us with more?

A parable told in Matthew 25: 14-30; A master went on a journey and gave his servants talents to take care of while he was away. To one, he gave five talents, to another two and yet to another, one talent. Skills and talents are given based on their ability of the receiver. This proves that God is our creator knows us, so he gives us talents based on what we can handle. Each of the servants had the liberty to do as they please with the talent they received. The one with the five skills doubled them in trade. The one with the two also doubled his; unfortunately, the one who got one talent went and hid his talent bitterly criticizing his master. When the master returned from the journey and demanded an account of what he had given them, the two who doubled their skills were well celebrated and given much more to add to what they had doubled. The servant who hid his talent, the little he had been taken away from him and given to the one who had ten skills. The attitude towards your blessing is a determinant of our success.

Bear in mind that God does not need our gratitude; He is the master of all things and is capable of surviving without us. If anything, he has a choice of withholding blessings from us. It is essential to be GRATEFUL for all he is doing in life. An attitude of gratitude opens doors for more in our lives. An overflow of SUCCESS!

 

 

40 Replies to “Our Attitude Determines Failure Or Success”

  1. “Our attitudes determines failure or success” is a great statement. The was we think and how we act on our thoughts has a profound effect on how our lives turn out. I don’t like calling it positive thinking because it is more than that because it needs us to take action and embrace our attitude to what we want to achieve.

  2. Diana, your article on “Our Attitudes Determines Failure or Success” is indeed inspiring. It is my belief that we can choose our attitude towards each day. It is when we choose to adopt a wholehearted attitude toward anything that amazing things start to happen. It brings forth all manner of things that otherwise might remain untapped. Thus we achieve success in our lives through having the right attitude.

  3. Hello there! This is a great article! Sometimes I just imagine just how close we are to success but when we break down and give up because of our attitude right before it, it just seems so devastating and wasteful especially if we knew how close we were through someone else who experienced the same thing. That just goes to show how big of a difference our attitudes can make things to be. Thanks for this piece!

  4. I am mostly agnostic because I don’t want to side with one religion over another. However, I love this article. The attitude for gratitude is a great tool we should use to stay positive. If we shine the spotlight on things we don’t like, we will create bad energy, this bad energy will sink into our unconscious and make us more susceptible to stress and anxiety.

    However, if we are making a point to be positive, our unconscious minds will look for hope, happiness, and positivity.

  5. Hello Diana,

    I love the passages you have used to help people understand how an attitude of gratitude can change everything in your life. I truly believe this to be true and have lived all of my life with this philosophy. Granted I have not given away all of my belongings or even close to all that I have and I am not living in poverty but I do have the understanding that if there is something that I have that someone really needs I am willing to offer.

    Along with this, I think people need to understand we are all on this planet together. There are so many people out there who are in it for themselves. These are the Ables of the world and they are willing to trample over whoever is in the way of their personal goal. Be wary of this type of person and surround yourself with Cains! 

    If you realize this and follow Diana’s advice you will be closer to understanding the difference between riches and wealth! 

    I do not have all the money in the world but I am wealthy because my family is healthy and they love me!

    Thanks for lifting my spirits today!

    Chad

  6. Gratitude is a sublime emotion and should be nurtured and cherished! Every day from the moment I open my eyes I feel gratitude and I live it every moment of the day, that’s how I raise my children. Open up to gratitude and notice what is changing in your life, you will be delighted with the results.

  7. Hi there! I don’t really believe in any God but I agree with overall message in the article. I would explain this phenomenon more with psychology. If you anticipate failure then more likely than not you won’t make any effort to make it. Also, I am not a huge fan of saying that if you believe in success you will get there. I think live is not that simple 🙂 there are a lot of things that remain outside of our control 🙂 but good article. thanks!

  8. Hello Diana

    Thanks so much for sharing, just what I needed for a pick me up.

    I think we`re quick to judge, quick to compare ourselves with others, especially the people we think are better off than we are, which to me is a sure way to bitterness(knowingly or unknowingly).

    In the world today, many of us have an attitude of entitlement, something that`s so destructive as it only makes us selfish and only helps close doors that would have been otherwise open to us.

    Once again, I really feel lucky for finding and reading your post today.

  9. True enough. Lamenting what you don’t have will get you nowhere. Everyone has great ability to go above and beyond, but so many people are stuck bitterly wishing they had better. While it is true some were born into money, there are many who started out in the same place as those people and worked their way to success! Seeing what we have instead of what we don’t is the key to making our lives truly great.

  10. I am very grateful to you for this article and I agree with everything you have written.
    Gratitude has a wonderful vibration that opens our energy field to receive even more good into our lives. I believe you get what you give, and the more you give, the more you receive. And so it is with gratitude. The more things we become aware of that we can all be thankful for in our daily lives, the more things we can be grateful for we will receive.
    If we focus on the positive, we will achieve success. If we are negative about life with our attitude, we will experience defeats.
    Thanks for this positive message for the start of the week, it was wonderful to read this article.
    I wish you all the best
    Nina

  11. I have been working on stepping up my giving habit, and with the right intention. All through Sunday School and even as adult, I heard and understood this message of being grateful and giving, but it did not hit me square in the face until I learned that that I needed to get rid of the belief in lack and know that God is the Source. There is always enough. I keep working on it and remind myself to keep giving. “I shall not want”

    1. I strongly believe our minds can propel us or keep us stagnant. We serve a big God, he created the world in six days. Let’s all be grateful for our blessings.

  12. I agree, I personally think that as long as we have a positive attitude or the right mindset, we can do anything. I personally think that god will always favor who has a positive attitude. I guess instead of spending our time worrying about something that we cannot control, just stay positive and keep striking that goal. 

  13. This article is truly inspiring, we are in control of our attitude towards life every day. Having the right attitude and working hard towards your goals is what going to get you there in no time. Sure you will be faced with challenges and disappointments, but once you give up, then you have truly failed.

    1. There are somethings we have no control over, however, we can control our attitude. Thank you for reading this article and commenting.

  14. This is such a great article. It is so true that our attitude determines our outcome.

    I personally begin each day by writing in my gratitude journal. 

    The first thing I do each morning is writing 10 things I am most grateful for that day in my journal.

    I then take a few moments to quietly reflect and give thanks for each blessing I have written down.

    Beginning my day in this way starts my day on a positive note because I have just focused on my many blessings.

    The positive attitude this exercise generates is then carried with me throughout the day and I find myself noticing and giving thanks for more and more blessings throughout the day.

    Have you ever tried using a gratitude journal?

    What other methods do you use?

    1. I have tried the gratitude journal, it keeps you on track. There are so many things to be grateful for everyday, we should not forget and take things for granted. Meditation helps me also. Thank you for reading this article.

  15. Wow, this is a very powerful post.

    There were 2 things that really hit me.

    Cain was too busy being jealous about what Abel had, that he couldn’t and wouldn’t be grateful for what God had given him.  This is very scary as it is how many of us live.  Always wanting what everyone else has and never being content with what we have 

    You have also given me a real and understandable explanation of the master going on the trip.

    I think that it is powerful that God doesn’t need our gratitude, as he is the provider of all things.  But still He longs for our gratitude and appreciation.  Reminds me of the 10 lepers.  God blessed them all equally, but only 1 returned with thanks.  I wonder in the excitement would we have been the 1, or the 9.  We all hope we would be the 1, but would we really.  Or would we be too busy telling our family and friends!

    Thank you for these well written and poignant words.  May God bless you richly for taking the time to write this.

  16. I used to go to church when I was a teenager and some great memories are coming in my mind as I read your article.  Our attitude will always determine our experience.  This is what the bible teach us with the concept of gratitude.  Being a cheerful giver means a lot to me. Thanks for your great article.

  17. Thank you for sharing this interesting approach. I know that we tend to focus on so many different things. But I like the way how you boil it down to attitude. We also need to be aware that natural talent is nothing if it’s not acompanied with the correct attitude. Very useful post. Thank you!

    1. A positive attitude can save us from useless stress and worries. Thank you for your comments.

  18. Diana I love this post!  I love the examples you have used too 👌. Our attitude and gratitude certainly does determine our success.  Gratitude helps people to feel more positive emotions.  Gratitude is also a selfless act to show people that they are appreciated, with no expectations in return.  Yet it rewards you twice over!   This is such a great article thanks for sharing 🙏

  19. This was a fascinating read although I am not religious at all. The underlying concept is excellent and can enrich our life. Everyone dislikes someone who acts with an attitude of entitlement, it’s annoying and makes us want to give less to that person. So in spirit, that person is pushing away more abundance by not having an ‘attitude of gratitude.’ This is a good lesson to everyone no matter their circumstances and one I have always agreed with. We definitely do ‘reap what we sow’.

  20. I am so glad I came across this article. So many times we try to hold on to what we have and forget to share or help others. We only give if there is something to benefit and we also give to those who we think will give us more later. We only put effort if we feel we can benefit and if we don’t get the results we want we always get mad and hate those who are getting results instead of asking them how they do it. We don’t even stop to ask ourselves what we are doing wrong.

    Thank you for sharing.

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