Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude
Have you ever been around a group of truly successful people? Have you ever spent time with people that are at the peak of their game? What were they like? How did you feel when you were around them? What type of “vibes” did they exude?
The late great Zig Ziglar said "It's your attitude, not your aptitude that will determine your altitude."
One of the things our students love most about their martial arts training with us is the positive atmosphere that we provide. If you’ve never considered martial arts as a way to get fit and learn a valuable skill you really should. It’s a blast! When it comes to kids, there isn’t anything else like it.
As Zig Ziglar points out in the quote above, your attitude determines your altitude…..meaning, the key to success really is put simply, have a positive attitude. That is pretty obvious I know, but when you dig deeper, there is quite a bit entailed in that process.
People: How positive are the circles you travel in? Are you the highest achiever? Do they build you up as a person, or do they bring you down like crabs in a bucket? Do they challenge you? Sometimes to be a peak performer, you need to change the people you surround yourself with. Am I saying to disown your family? Of course not, but if they hinder your positive attitude on a regular basis…..I would think carefully about limiting how much time you spend with them. That goes for friends as well.
Personality+: Another point to consider is that you are responsible for checking your own positivity “barometer.” People often mirror how you act towards them. If you speak negatively, look negative, etc….that is what you will attract back! Some people have natural charisma and a positive attitude. Others have to work for it. If you need to work on it, DO IT! And don’t get upset about it! smile.
Barriers: How well do you deal with obstacles? Do they stop your progress completely? Do they ruin your mood and your positive attitude? Peak performers see them as inevitable challenges to be conquered. They either plug along like nothing happened or they get more excited to overcome them.
Brain: Let’s face it, life is short and you DESERVE to be happy. Your mind is a very unique organ, but it does need to be trained just like a muscle. We do push-ups, sit-ups, run miles at a time, but how much time does the average adult spend training their mind? Not enough! Your mind can either be your greatest asset or your biggest liability. Take the time to train it and you will find that you will be less influenced by negative people and external challenges.
Your mind truly is like a parachute; it works best when open. Work daily on shifting your mindset to a, “Yes I Can Attitude” and you will find a greater level of success in life!
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Mr. Soares began training in the martial arts at the age of 13 and shortly after graduating High School he earned his Black Belt. Mr. Soares opened a small karate club in 1992. In 1999 he went to serve in the Massachusetts Army National Guard for ten years. During that time Mr. Soares was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina as a Flight Medic. While there, in addition to his duties, he also taught self-defense to soldiers in his unit as well as soldiers from other countries. In 2011 he opened Lance Soares’ Family Martial Arts Center in New Bedford and has since served as its director and chief instructor. Mr. Soares is currently an 5th Degree Black Belt in the Parker system of Kenpo Karate.