Have you ever wondered what is that one key characteristic of successful people?
Rather their positive and never give up attitude!
Often, we have seen very talented people not making it big in life. At the same time, we have also seen average people climbing heights of glory. Why?
Your attitude towards life decides everything. Be it your success, your well being or your relationship with others.
So, what is this attitude all about?
The dictionary meaning of attitude is “the way that you think, feel or behave”.
As per psychology, an attitude is referred to a set of emotions, beliefs, and behaviours toward a particular object, person, thing, or event. Attitudes are often the result of our experience or upbringing, and they can have a powerful influence over our behaviour.
Attitude is how we judge/evaluate people, events, objects etc in our life. It can be extremely positive to extremely negative.
Our response (behaviour) is the result of our attitude.
How one builds up an attitude?
Mainly through our upbringing (influence of parents and family), values and beliefs, experience, learning, observation, social factors including our role in the society and the norms of the society.
Can one change his or her attitude?
Yes, of course! There are many ways to change your attitude tilting it towards more positive mindset like identifying your strength, being non-judgemental, expressing gratitude, positive affirmations, celebrating other’s success, focus on your wellbeing, keeping your thoughts positive and likewise.
Attitude is how you look at your life! Why not look at the brighter side of it?
And as the famous quote by Zig Ziglar sums it so well:
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”