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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GARBAGE DUMP THINKING
In a large Southern city there is a magnificent shopping center which stands on the former city garbage dump. For over a century no one saw this location as anything but the “garbage dump”.
Many years ago, however, some progressive minded citizens started “seeing” that location as the location for a beautiful new shopping center. Immediately, they stopped dumping garbage and started hauling good, clean fill dirt and dumping it over the century old garbage. They did this until a solid foundation was prepared. On this foundation, a magnificent new shopping center was built.
There are two points to this story:
Point 1: Notice, you can’t build on garbage. You can’t build a shopping mall on garbage, and you can’t build a happy, successful life on garbage. What do I mean when I say garbage? I’m talking about the garbage of negative thinking. There is no way you will be a happy, positive, productive person if you try to build your life upon a foundation of negative thinking. You won’t be happy and successful, and you won’t become a Black Belt either. There is no way you can achieve a Black Belt by thinking negatively or by criticizing or doubting yourself. To become a Black Belt Champion you have to build your life on the foundation of a positive mental attitude!
Point 2: We live in a negative world. Maybe someone has been dumping garbage on you and into your mind. Garbage can get dumped into your mind by other people (by what they say) and garbage can filter into your mind by things that you hear and read (i.e. media). Either way, like building the mall, you’re going to have to cover up that garbage with the good, the clean, the pure and the positive! That’s why it’s so important to read positive material and be involved with positive things like your martial arts training. To be positive, you have to surround yourself with positive things!
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Senior Master Curtis Hammond, a 8th degree Black Belt with over 50 years experience. He is considered among the highest level of Martial Art educators. Master Hammond is 100% committed to his students. His full time career is teaching his Hero’s March martial art program. PAKS Karate Hero’s March was founded by Curtis Hammond in 1985.