"I may have burnt the house down, but I made damn sure you were in it when I lit the match" Juliette Barnes from the TV Show 'Nashville' (2012)
One of the main reasons I love the TV show Nashville is the character of Juliette Barnes. Juliette Barnes has an attitude. Opinionated, bossy, and egotistical. Juliette does what she likes without concern for herself or others and is far from perfect. On the other hand, she knows herself, where she comes from, and the work it took her to get to become a success. In the show, Juliette doesn't let any man or woman get in her way of being recognized as a legendary country music star. When she sets her sights on something she wants or doesn't want, nothing gets in her way. Why? How? Because her character knows the outcome she wants to achieve and is aware of the obstacles she has faced to overcome them.
The attitude of a Sophisticate determines whether she will be utilizing her powers for good or evil. (A Sophisticate is a Saint; A Sophisticate is a Sinner). It is her choice of what type of attitude she will have that will determine whether her direction in the future will be a positive or negative one.
"A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can't go anywhere without changing it" Anonymous
A Sophisticate has a positive attitude and she has an attitude for success. Regardless of the fact that perfection is obtainable, all of her thoughts, feelings, and actions go towards being the best and the best she can be for other people. It is also other other people who will tell a Sophisticate whether a circumstance or situation is bad or good. Like everything else in her life, it is up to a Sophisticate whether she rejects or accepts that perspective or those ideas. A Sophisticate will always reject the negative ideas.
"Look up to the sky. You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down" Charlie Chaplin
A Sophisticate has no fear and survives. What is the key to her survival? Attitude. She knows that attitude is made up of the 'little things'. A bad day, a bad week, and a bad experience. Attitude comes down when someone is rude to you, gets mad at you, criticizes you, or gives you bad review. When circumstances happen that discourage and cause a Sophisticate to feel frustration.
To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” T.F. Hodge
When does a good attitude kick in for a Sophisticate? When she has nothing to lose. When a Sophisticate doesn't care about the outcome because she knows herself and is confident. That is when everything is possible and she has everything to gain. Confidence and relaxation help with an 'I don't care' attitude. Powerful words and thoughts.
"I got my own back" Maya Angelou
Attitude is a choice. A Sophisticate knows the right choice to make because she knows herself (The Self Image of a Sophisticate). When a Sophisticate has a good attitude the weight of the bad ideas that have been directed to her disappear and she feels like as a feather. The lightness she feels allows a Sophisticate to shine.
A Sophisticate knows the choices she makes about any situation or situation will be positive and success will be the outcome. She understands how she has succeeded based on the obstacles she has overcome to achieve them. In the end, a Sophisticate has attitude because she shines and sparkles like a star. ;D