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Attitude Matters

Is it a coincidence that when I was about to post this, I came across this video on Facebook?


I was cleaning out tons of paper from our house, (read: fire hazard) and I found a torn page. I remembered I was hanging out in the girls’ bathroom of my college in between classes and saw this on the wall. I pulled out one of my notebooks and a pen then started writing in block letters.

Attitude

I did it.

I will.

I can.

I will try.

I think I can.

How do you think I can?

I wish I could.

I can’t.

I don’t care.

I don’t want to.

I won’t.

Score

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Result

Accomplishment

Determination

Self-confidence

Willingness

Faith in self

Lack of confidence

Wishful thinking

Inability

Indifference

No desire

Stubbornness

There are many areas in our lives where we can apply this. For example, when we are about to learn or are still learning a skill, we assess ourselves by our attitude towards it.

attitude matters

Driving

My friend and I stood on the sidewalk in Manila and peered at the road, watching for signs of THE car. We were waiting along España for a car covered in Socialites stickers. Socialites is the name of a driving school we enrolled in. We hopped in when it arrived. We took turns behind the wheel while the instructor showed us where to go. I went on to take the driving exams at the LTO (Land Transportation Office) and got my license.

Fast forward to more than a decade later, my friend is still my friend and she drives. While I just Grab or Uber myself to places, most of the time.

So, yes, I know how to drive. But, I don’t drive. And I feel guilty for feeling scared, especially of the traffic conditions of the country. I feel guilty for the crazy thumping of my heart and how every car beside me seems to gravitate towards my direction.

For me, it’s driving. I seem to have an irrational(?) fear of driving.

But, as a mom to school-aged children, it’s become a necessity. I certainly hope I could just get on the driver’s seat and then automatically be a pro at it.

What’s my score on the Attitude Meter? I’d say 60%.

With more encouragement, I think I can drive.

About ceemee

I'm a blessed child of God, a wife and a mother to three. I love reading, writing, and creating poems that rhyme. I also draw my thoughts down on paper with glee. I learn, laugh, sing and play with my kids most of the time.

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