Attitude is your biggest trait

“Your success does not define you and neither does your failures. Your attitude during the both do”

I am an optimistic person. I truly believe you could change the things for better. 

Suppose you are interviewing for a vacancy at your company. This job requires the person to be good at communications, handle things well with a customer, and be a firefighter on most occasions. There are 2 people with the same experience for this job – one with a laid back attitude and one with taking things by their neck kind of attitude. Who would you pick? No prize for guesses, right?

Not everyone is talented at birth. Some people are blessed with it and they succeed if they use it to their advantage. But everyone can develop the attitude required to succeed in their respective field. Attitude is not given at birth, rather it is a choice.  

With all this said, if someone wants to develop the right attitude they could employ some of the below things.

1. What you sow is what you get

If you read positive books, you will think positive. If you hang out with optimistic people, you think success is inevitable. The more you do similar things, the more you believe in such things. Our brains are wired such that the things we repeat, will form our habits.

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude – Oprah Winfrey

In that sense, if you like to develop the right attitude then you need to practice it often. There are numerous situations in everyday life where we can do this. You have got a deadline coming up for your project – have the belief you can complete it. You do not like your current fitness level – have the attitude to work out consistently. 

The more you keep repeating, the more it becomes a part of your personality.

2. POSiTIVE Mindset

There are people who always make the best of any situation. Presented with a problem, rather than viewing this as an obstacle, they think of it as an opportunity. These are the ones who succeed in life. They have the right attitude to win in any situation. Just being in their company will give you immense benefits.

On the contrary, you come across people who always see the glass half empty.  They do not want to make progress, instead, they lament on every minuscule thing that is wrong with their life. These are the ones you should avoid!

3. Winning Mindset

I have always believed the major difference between successful people and unsuccessful ones is the mindset. More precisely successful people have a winning mindset. They always move ahead in life with the goals clearly defined. From the moment they get up till they finish the day off, they will know what they want to get out of that day.

Think of the person you look up to in life. He has a certain attitude towards his work. You adore him for that quality since you know that’s what separates him from the rest. Most people are envious of that quality. If a person has a winning mindset, then chances are he has a positive outlook on life. They usually go hand in hand.

Whatever happens, take responsibility – Tony Robbins

It’s human nature to stumble in life. We can’t get across the finish line every time. But we have the choice to show up for the race every time. That says a lot about your attitude. Just think of the people who had to face insurmountable challenges to achieve the things they had to achieve. Without the right attitude would you think it is possible to go on?

The next time you take up an activity, remember to do it with an attitude. 

About the author

Bharath Sirgur

I am an IT professional by the day and a blogger at night. I am interested in personal development and motivational topics.

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