Attitude Isn’t Everything, But…
I read a book titled ‘Attitude Is Everything’. I didn’t believe it. Now, many years later, I still don’t believe it. I believe attitude is the critical starting point. Our attitude, positive or negative, dramatically affects our experience and our outcome.
A positive attitude is like wearing TAG body spray; everyone wants to get close to you. A negative attitude is like going three days without a shower; no one wants to get close to you.
Some observations I’ve made about those with a positive attitude:
- They have a Positive Presence. They non-verbally communicate positivity. They have energy, look excited, and their posture says, “I’m glad to be here.”
- They take a Positive Approach. They think first of how we can before why we can’t. Their world view is can do. Even when facing the impossible, those with a positive attitude believe in the possibilities.
- They give a Positive Response. They’re teachable. They own the results without making excuses. Their first response is, “thanks for the feedback.”
Attitude isn’t everything, but it is something that can’t be ignored. I’ve struggled with a bad attitude more often than I’d like to admit. Am I alone? What do you do to keep a positive attitude?