Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

Developing a Winning Attitude

“Attitude is everything!” But your attitude is shaped by your mindset. Your mindset is the established set of attitudes and a settled way of thinking, which inherently shapes your decisions in life. Your outcome tomorrow is determined by the choices (decisions) you make today, so your attitude play an essential and fundamental role in your life.

What’s your attitude?

A lot of people are losing in life because they have developed wrong attitudes and respond with the same toward events that unfold in their lives.

We all experience some challenges in life at various stages of our lives. But tough times should not determine your outcome, but how you respond to them.


Recently, I’ve met and mentored two categories of people; those with the wrong attitudes and those with the right atttitudes, faced with what seemed like insummountable challenges. In every case, the people with the right attitude and mentality go on to win and overcome their challenges sooner than those with the wrong attitudes.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude — Thomas Jefferson.

What’s your attitude to life? Are you thin-skinned or are you building the capacity to withstand what life throws at you?

Are you fearful or are you courageous? Are you proud or humble? Are you excited about your dreams or content with survival?

The right attitude to life will bring you favour from those God has strategically positioned in your life to help you; the wrong attitude will put them off and rob you of your breakthroughs. Time and chance is for everyone, but your attitude determines what you get out of life.

The winning attitude

Winners make the most of opportunities out of their situation. If you must win in life, you must develop a winning mindset.

I cannot think of a more perfect example of a winning attitude than Christ;

…looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2.

Look at that verse more closely… because of the glory at the right hand of God awaiting Him after the Cross and the limitless joy of making brethren out of many, Christ did not compromise His assignment but displayed an exemplary attitude of courage and commitment to purpose.

He refused to curse when despised. He refused to retaliate when ridiculed. He prayed for those that scorned Him. He refused to back down from His purpose. He remained focused. He accepted the shame of mankind in order to save mankind.

Today, you’re faced with a choice:

  • when you are abused, what will you do?
  • when you are offended, how will you react?
  • when help is not at hand, who will you turn to?
  • when life gets tough, how will you keep going?

You need a winning attitude and a rock-solid mindset to overcome.

Scripture reading

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross — Philippians 2:5-8.

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About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

3 Replies

  1. What a great post!
    We cannot control circumstances in our lives but we can decide to not let them take us down. We have choices. And we have a responsibility for those choices.
    Christ never promised us life would be easy but He did tell us He is with us always. In the Bible we can find so many wonderful promises to help us through this life.
    Great post .

    1. Thank you TCAvey! I trust God you’re doing well.

      1. I am…very busy with the start of a new school year for my son. I pray all is well with you.

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