"Attitude shows itself best when it embraces all possibilities and rejects none without due consideration. A positive attitude is always seen to be present when perserverance towards the achievement of perfect balance is rewarded with a happy and stable outcome. When one confidently faces towards the sun, the shadow of success will always fall in behind and fearlessly guide your future passage forward.
Many people are unable to heathlly adapt to changing circumstances in their lives and consequently give up too easily and resign themselves to failure. Whether it be the loss of fortune, limb or job or the ending of a friendship, the break up of a beautiful relationship, the collapse of a marriage or the death of a loved one; each and all of these things possess the capacity to weaken the spirit and attack the will to move on with one's life. And yet; 'moving on' is a prequisite to being able to live in the present instead of being emotionally mired in a morass of mangled misery chained to past regret.
For some, 'moving on' can involve 'moving out' of a place that still hurts too much to reside in. For others it can mean 'staying put' and emotionally resolving what happened before resettlement becomes a viable option. However it is crucially important to understand the difference in 'moving on' and 'running away' as well as knowing the distinction between 'staying put' and 'remaining stuck in a rut.'
Until one has emotionally resolved the hurtful experience in a healthy manner, 'moving away' may be no more than an emotional mask for 'running away' from unfinished business. Similarly, 'staying put' does not always show courage to face up to things, as sometimes it can signify nothing more than being content to 'stay stuck in a past of permanent regret.'
Negative action will never produce a permanent and satisfactory solution in such circumstances and a physical return to the hurtful place will always prove necessary before emotional resolution can be achieved and emotional resettlement becomes possible. Whether one choses to either 'move on' or 'stay put' therefore, healthily coming to terms with the experience is a prerequisite to all future progress and sense of well being. It will never embrace the notion of 'giving up.'
So, it pays to maintain a healthy attitude to life in general and change in particular if emotional stability is your heart's desire. There is simply no escaping the fact, but a full life will invariably bring with it a mixture of pleasure and pain and how we respond to such varied emotions will govern our personal stability, overall attitude and long-term health.
As a butcher friend of mine frequently reminded me whenever one of his customers was beefing about this change or that having happened to upset their day, 'Look here, mate; life is full of surprises. It always has been and always will be.....so you may as well get used to it and adapt! Have a good day." William Forde: May 31st, 2014.