“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
? Winston Churchill
“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”
? Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends & Influence People
Attitude is a magic word. It will change the way you see life. You don’t need some great system, or some magical potion to change your life. In fact, success or happiness is not complicated. It is very simple, and that is the reason so many people miss it.
John Maxwell, the Leadership guru everyday asks what kind of attitude he is going to have, because he sure knows that the right positive attitude will surely have a great effect on the day. A negative attitude person though he might have great riches will never be happy. He will be looking for the crack on the mirror.
1) Change focus
First things first: If you keep looking at the wrong end of the road you will never reach the destination. So change the focus. Look at the positive side. All great achievers have had road blocks, but only those people who looked at the positive side have achieved greatness.
2) Doing it Now
To develop a positive attitude one should also develop a can do attitude. Procrastination is not only the thief of time, but it is also a thief of life. Having positive mental attitude is fine, but if we don’t take action then there is no point in having such an attitude. In short by doing things immediately without delay influences ones attitude.
Once a person complained that he did not have shoes, but then he saw a person who did not even have feet. Being thankful in life is a sign of having the right positive attitude. Be thankful for everything. This is also the secret of having a happy life.
By education I mean continuous education. Colleges and schools only give you a grade, and some instruction. But that will certainly not be enough in achieving anything worthwhile. Education is a continuous process. Make a plan to read some inspirational books right from this day till you die, you will not be disappointed.
5) Stay away from Negative influence
If you really want to have a great attitude then staying away from negative influence is a must. Avoid all the intoxicating people, just avoid them- those negative people. You will be thankful for making this decision. We are not aware of the influence of other people. Positive people will have a positive impact on our life, and negative people with negative attitude will also have the same impact. So stay away from negative influence.