The Make It Happen Moment ® Create Your World
by Gary J. Borgstede 6/20/2009 / Leadership
Quote: "There is nothing as powerful as attitude. Attitude creates your world and designs your destiny!" - Dr. Myles Munroe
If Dr. Munroe's statement isn't enough to spark a personal quest for a positive attitude, then let me add some more fuel to your attitude think tank. Spell the word A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E on a sheet of paper and then record each letter's numerical position within the 26 letter English alphabet underneath each letter. For example, put 1 under the letter A because the letter A is the 1st position in the alphabet, put 20 under each letter T because the letter T is the 20th position in the alphabet, and so on. When complete, add up all of the numbers and contemplate what the sum represents to you about attitude?
According to Dr. Munroe, "your attitude is the manifestation of who you think you are" and according to Webster's dictionary the word "manifestation" is defined as "the act of revealing or the state of being revealed." If all of the letters of the word ATTITUDE add up to 100 [1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5] and your attitude is the manifestation of who you think you are, then it shouldn't be difficult to believe that your attitude actually reveals 100 percent of the real you each moment of your life. And the good news about this reality is that if you don't like the life that your attitude is revealing every day, then all you have to do is choose a different attitude towards life. It is in the power of this every day choice that determines the kind of life you live, the destiny you fulfill, and the legacy you leave.
In Deuteronomy 30:19, Moses proclaims the Word of the Lord to the people of Israel by declaring, "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore, choose life, that both you and your descendants may live, that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days..." Furthermore, the psalmist David wrote in Psalm 118:24, "this is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it." From the Word of God, it is clear that we have the choice of a positive attitude towards life that produces the fruit of God's generational blessings in our lives as well as a gladness of heart for living each moment of the day.
With a spirit of faith and commitment, choose life, by giving 100 percent of who you are to Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, who gave 100 percent of Himself, so that you and I could have life and have it more abundantly. In so doing, the spirit of leadership will be ignited in you with purpose, strength, and inspiration for creating your world and designing your destiny within God's perfect will for your life!
The Make It Happen People Value: "Make It Happen" People Possess A Positive Make It Happen Attitude!
Have a blessed "Make It Happen" day!
Written by Gary J. Borgstede
President and Founder of The Make It Happen Learning Institute Reaching People, Unleashing The Extraordinary! ® www.makeithappenbooks.com
Edited by The Make It Happen Moment ® Editorial Team
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Gary J. Borgstede is the published author of the leadership books titled, The Make It Happen Journey and Kings Come Forth, as well as the faith-based leadership education blog at www.makeithappenmoment.com.