An overview of the 3rd Principle of Orrin Woodward's book Resolved

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Attitude by Mind Map: Attitude

1. Definitions of Attitude

1.1. A settled way of thinking or feeling, typically reflected in a person's behavior.

1.1.1. A pattern of dealing with life developed over years

1.1.2. We are born with a negative attitude, but we can develop a positive attitude. Weeds grow by themselves, but it takes work to grow desirable plants.

1.2. A state of mind or a feeling; disposition: example: had a positive attitude about work.

1.3. A position of the body proper to or implying an action or mental state: "the boy was standing in an attitude of despair".

1.4. A position of the body or manner of carrying oneself: stood in a graceful attitude.

1.5. An arrogant or hostile state of mind or disposition.

1.5.1. Negativity is so prolific in our society that the term attitude which should be neutral has even come to be interpreted as bad!

2. Take Away

2.1. Never whine, complain, or make excuses. Instead; give gratitude to God.

2.2. The Key is to replace Negative Attitudes with positive action

2.3. Homework

2.3.1. List of negative attitude/stress triggers

2.3.2. List of stress symptoms physical and emotional

2.3.3. List of ACTIONS to take to replace negative attitudes (should cause sweating or be service based) Deep Breathing

3. The Belief cycle starts with Attitude

3.1. Attitudes

3.1.1. Actions Results Motion Creates emotion

3.1.2. The set of the sail Negativity Stinking Thinking Positivity Problem Solving

3.2. Limiting vs. empowering beliefs

3.2.1. "If you think you can or think you can't; either way you're right." Once a limiting belief is shattered; the impossible becomes reality Roger Bannister Story Tony Hawk's 900 Rodney Mullen's ted talk The Secret The intenders handbook

4. The Biblical rewards of maintaining a good attitude

4.1. Philippians 4:8-9

4.1.1. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

4.2. Philippians 2:14-15

4.2.1. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[a] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky

4.3. Colossians 3:23

4.3.1. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward

4.4. Ephesians 4:31-32

4.4.1. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

5. Biblical Examples we can look to for encouragement

5.1. Jesus

5.1.1. Resisted temptation with scripture. Matthew 4:1-11 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]” 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]” 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]” 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]” 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. We are in a war against negativity We want to go into battle with the best weapons

5.2. Job

5.2.1. Kept his attention on God during challenges

5.3. Paul

6. How to change our attitude

6.1. Re-Framing

6.1.1. Look at it from God's perspective

6.1.2. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. There is nothing to be afraid of...

6.1.3. The more often you fail; the higher your level of success The Slight Edge Everything great in life is achieved with baby steps. Failing Forward "I didn't fail 1000 times; I found 1000 ways not to make a lightbulb." - Thomas Edison

6.2. Challenges are good

6.2.1. Hebrews 12:11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

6.2.2. Chaff thru fire

6.2.3. tempered steel

6.2.4. We should Invite challenge because it develops our character and ability to overcome.

6.3. Don't whine, complain, or make excuses

6.3.1. Ephesians 4:29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Negativity is quite literally like a weed; if we don't deal with them asap; they take over our plots and infect others.

6.4. Persistence

6.4.1. Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. In the battle between the rock and the stream; the stream always wins. Not through strength but through perseverance.

6.5. Trust God

6.5.1. Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

6.5.2. God says you can do it. So a lack of self-confidence is the same as calling God a liar! Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

6.6. Praise, Worship and Trust

6.6.1. Psalm 150:1-6 Praise the Lord.[a] Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. 2 Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. 3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, 4 praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, 5 praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

6.6.2. 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

6.6.3. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

6.6.4. Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

7. Reasons we can have a good attitude

7.1. 2 world views

7.1.1. Spontaneous Chance Origin, Meaning, Morality, Destiny Chance Mutation

7.1.2. Intelligent Design Origin, Meaning, Morality, Destiny Genesis 1:1 John 3:16