Change Your Attitude, Change Your Relationships

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Change Your Attitude, Change Your Relationships

AttitudeConventional wisdom holds that as we age our beliefs and attitudes become more rigid. However, new research indicates that our conventional wisdom may be all wet.

A study conducted by researchers at Princeton and Ohio State Universities found that middle-aged adults were in fact more resistant to attitude change than older adults. They point out that “…openness to attitude change is a good thing and in fact is necessary for minimizing social conflict.”

I meet people everyday who hold on to attitudes and beliefs due to stubbornness fueled by pride. It is our pride that often causes division, hurt feelings and ongoing conflict in our relationships. The Book of Proverbs reminds us that, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Regardless of your age, one of the keys to maintaining healthy relationships is being willing to consider the views and opinions of others and allowing your beliefs and attitudes to change. I know this isn’t easy, but it’s well worth the effort!

Live, Work and Relate Well!

Dr. Todd

Read “Why You Need a Success Mindset”

2 thoughts on “Change Your Attitude, Change Your Relationships

  1. So, are you advocating an indivudal should adjust their personal biblical positions in order to be tolerant of what the world suggests is normal and acceptable?

    1. Hi Fred,

      Thanks for your question. Truth doesn’t change just because society does. Therefore, it would be foolish and dangerous to dismiss, modify or ignore truth due to cultural pressures. However, it is very beneficial for people to be open to changing and modifying attitudes that are self-defeating and unrealistic. I hope this helps to answer your question, Fred.

      Thanks again!

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