Attitude Check

Three summers of my college years were spent serving as a counselor at Singing Hills Bible camp.  I learned a lot there about ministry.  I learned how to serve and how to lead.  I’ll never forget a camp tradition that never failed to illustrate the influence of attitude.
When the camp leaders thought that the attitudes of campers or staff had gone sour they would yell, “Attitude check.”  At that moment we were all to scream back as loud as we could, “Praise the Lord.”  That simple act of praising the Lord never failed to readjust my attitude and put me more in line with where I should be.
They understood the power of positive attitude and they properly feared the clout of negative attitude.  They knew that a bad attitude can spread like a contagious disease so it should be checked early and often.  John Maxwell points out that “a good attitude among players does not guarantee a team’s success, but bad attitude guarantees failure.

Take Away: A bad attitude can spread like a contagious disease so it should be checked early and often

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