“Attitude is everything” or so they say. John C. Maxwell probably agrees. His book, How High Will You Climb, is subtitled “Determine Your Success by Cultivating the Right Attitude.” In aviation, your attitude determines your altitude. The attitude of the aircraft can be nose-up or nose-down and where the nose is pointed, the plane will follow. Correspondingly, if your personal attitude is nose-down, you’re probably not going to go anywhere but down.
How High Will You Climb is all about “looking up” for guidance and direction. What is attitude and why is it important? How was your present attitude formed? What are obstacles to a positive attitude, both within and without? How can I change my attitude? These are all questions answered in Maxwell’s book. He uses Biblical principles along with illustrative stories to guide the reader to the start of a journey towards having a better attitude. There are self-evaluation questions included in each chapter, and a study guide at the end of the book.
If you are serious about getting rid of your bad attitude or know someone who just needs to have some direction in how to begin changing theirs, this book is a good one. It isn’t too long and there are plenty of practical steps to begin that journey.
*I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, in exchange for an honest review*