What is your attitude about things you face every day? Particularly, what is your attitude about things at work? Do you have more bad days than good days? Are you negative on your boss or leader? Do you feel like you can’t make a difference at the level you really want to?
Attitude is the one thing all of us have complete control of and yet many unknowingly choose a negative attitude. If we understood the power of our own attitude in our lives, most of us would change it immediately. How many times have you been told to change your attitude? That is the usual directive we give our children and so do our teachers!
Attitude is created by your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Your mind controls feelings and decides whether these feelings will be positive or negative through your thoughts. Your body then follows these thoughts through actions and behaviors. It sounds simple because it is.
Through our thoughts, we create an attitude. This attitude is expressed based on how we internalize ideas. Our mind and body move together into what we know as feelings. These feelings are then displayed through actions and behaviors that produce the results in our lives.
Attitude [Thoughts + Feelings + Actions] = Results
Imagine feeding our minds with positive thoughts. We will end with positive results. Now imagine feeding our minds with negative thoughts and we will end with negative results. Makes sense, doesn’t it?
By changing our thoughts, we can change our attitude, which will ultimately change our results. Attitude is the creative cycle that allows us to feel a certain way and then take the necessary action to a specific result.
The most powerful thing a leader can do is to make the decision that today is the day to change your attitude!
Improve Your Attitude, Improve Your Results,
PS: Check out this video from Earl Nightingale on Attitude