Have you notices that the airplane puts
its nose up when taking off or gaining altitude? And it puts the
nose down when going down. this is the basic aeronautical principle
of flight. While many other factors are involved, the basic
principle that the plane's Attitude or angle of flight relative to
the ground will determine if the plane is climbing or going down.
The airplane needs altitude to maintain flight to clear things like
buildings, trees, Antennas, local storms and of course, mountains.
As humans in this world the attitude we
have and exhibit to others determines our altitude. Consciously or
unconsciously we each are continually evaluating ourselves and others
on several scales, we may think about the social ladder, and climbing
it, we may rate our income or net worth in comparison to others, we
also may discuss the state of our health as great or poor. What ever
scale we use the top of the scale is felt to be better than the
Each individual needs a altitude or
level of success to weather the storms of life and other problems
like health issues, financial obligations (most all of us have a
tendency to try to spend more than we can afford) the breakup of a
relationship Divorce, death, just growth of our partner or our
growth and the failure of our partner to grow and support our growth.
How do we recognize and evaluate the
attitude of ourselves or that of another? we look for things like:
Carriage and posture, Erect &
open, not slumped and shuffeling, or crouched and afraid
A smile, Natural and often also
shown in the eyes
A cheerful response to a greeting,
not a dull distracted "hi'
A thoughtful answer that reflects
they were listening when in conversation,
A willingness to approach and converse
An ability to make decisions: to
proceed with a project or to dismiss the same project as not being
appropriate or good at this time, (to set & live with priorities)
Enthusiasm as shown by emotion and
feeling in responses and action.
Persistence keeping as a job project or
an idea until it is finished
Honesty with self and others, in
matters of relationships money and obligations (Do they keep their
Tolerance: a willingness to listen to
ideas and individuals that expose different programs ideas and
All of these factors cost us nothing
but a willingness to learn a new paradigm and teach our subconscious
mind that these are the desired responses from our learning and
From Bob Proctor and the"Thinking
Into Results" program I have learned how to change your habits
to improve your Attitude and Altitude.
Results of living with a great attitude
and a moderate amount of education. topped with a value set that
honors what is shown by "Good Character" and the good
attitude above will normally include:.
a reserve of emotion,
a satisfied mind
a reserve of financial assets
means to live the desired life style
For more information contact Paul R.
Schlehr. As a motivational speaker, corporate trainer and coach, Paul
helps people and organizations make the most of their minds. To
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phone: (775) 304-0741