Victoria Azarenka won the 2012 Australian Open; she is now ready to become the top women’s tennis player in the world. Victoria was very calm in the match so she could express all her technical skills to win her first Grand Slam title.
But early on, she had a reputation for crumbling at the end of matches, blowing huge leads and wilting under the pressure. She was accused of her shrieking, temper, and attitude on court.
And she changes, not only her techniques but also her attitude. She showcased her maturity and her ability to handle the pressure in Australian Open and summed up the change in attitude beautifully.
“I think a lot more people will have more motivation to beat me. I think it’s really exciting to go on the court and you have somebody on the other side who really wants to beat you. I enjoy that challenge so much.”
We are responsible for how our life turns out, and our attitude shapes that life for better or worse. Develop a winning attitude and it is our attitudes toward others that determine their attitudes toward us.
Our attitude tells the world what we expect in return. Make yours expectant and cheerful. The world will reflect back to you the attitude you present to them. It is then, our attitude toward life that determines life’s attitude toward us. We get back what we put out. Life is an echo chamber of cause and effect. What we sow we’ll reap; what we give we’ll get.
Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity. A great attitude is the best preparation. Expect good out of life than bad. Expect to succeed than to fail, and you will. There are more reasons why you can achieve your goals than fail in the attempt. Work at it. Be positive, cheerful, grateful and expectant. Change things for better by changing your attitude. Attitude determines altitude. Life is impersonal. Your attitude affects you more than others. Don’t wait for change. You change.