Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Matthew Parker Indiana On Adaptability and Attitude

The only constant in life is change. Jobs come and go. Friends come and go. Financial fortunes change. Career aspirations change. We are constantly dealing with change, says Mathew Parker Indiana, a motivational speaker.

In the short run anyone can be successful, clinch a deal, start a business or flourish their career, but the long term success depends on our attitude. It is those who are best able to adapt to changing fortunes and their place in life that truly get to live a fulfilled existence.

When things don’t go your way, how do you react? Do you get angry or do you step out to find solutions? Most of life is not what happens to us but how we react to it. In moments of uncertainty we can either choose to be resilient and fight it out or give up. The frame of mind that governs our everyday decisions matters far more than our skills, talents and fortunes.

Talents will take you far, your gifting can open many doors, even your place in life can guarantee you some favors, but those who truly last are those with great attitudes.

Attitude is simply the metal posture that we adopt as our way of interpreting life as it happens around us. We can have a negative attitude and see everything as ‘gloom and doom’ or we can adopt a versatile attitude that takes life’s challenges in stride.

Our attitude is what determines how we get along with others and cope with life. “No one really rises beyond their personal attitudes”, says Matthew Parker Indiana.