Keys to a Positive Attitude
do some people have such a great attitude and others a negative one?
Well, we wondered the same thing and through our research we
found seven keys that those with a positive mental attitude all share.
How do you rate?
Your Attitude in Advance: When you wake up, you have a choice.
You can be in a good mood or a bad mood.
You also choose your attitude.
You can wake up and mutter to yourself, “This is gonna be a
cruddy day,” or you can tell yourself, “This is gonna be a great
day!” This choice is the
start of a great attitude.
Success: Runners in the Boston
Marathon picture themselves crossing the finish line.
Picture yourself having a successful day.
Self-visualization is a key factor in having a positive mental
attitude. Will it work
100% of the time? I wish
it would. However, by
visualizing your success, you’ll be able to have a better handle on
what does happen, and having a better chance of making it happen.
Humor, Energy, and Enthusiasm:
We call these three items the magic ingredients.
Without them, creating a positive mental attitude will be
difficult. There is
normally humor in every situation.
Finding it is key. Sometimes
you’ll need to stretch and dig a little deeper to find the humor in
a situation. But once you
do, you’ll feel so much better.
Energy is important because without some energy in your
attitude, you’ll be dragging behind everyone.
Energy is closely related to the third ingredient, enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm is contagious; let’s start an epidemic!
It’s a fact. When we
have a negative experience with a company, we’ll tell more people
about it than if we have a good experience with the same company.
Many times, when you hear that someplace wasn’t very good,
you’ll believe the person who told you and choose not to do business
with that company. However,
you may only be hearing half the story.
Check things out for yourself.
Especially if the negativity involves a person you work with or
know. We’ve all heard
negative things about someone we didn’t know and then when we had
the opportunity to meet them ourselves, we find that they’re not as
bad as someone had alluded to. In
fact they might be nice, but you need to be the judge.
Take negativity out of your life.
Steer clear of those who drag you down and say negative things.
Being around other positive people is a good start.
a Whatever-it-Takes Person:
This means, be a problem solver. Life
is going to put obstacles in front of all of us.
How we go around those obstacles is key.
There’s normally a good answer to every problem put in front
of us. Dale Carnegie said
it best. Ask yourself,
“What is the worst thing that can happen here?”
Then move up from that.
Change; Expect it and Accept it:
Some people are very good at handling change and some resist it.
The major key to handling change is to accept it; deal with it.
In most cases there’s little we can do to stop it anyway.
Grateful for What You Have:
Many people have so much and yet those same people are often the ones
that constantly complain. Why
wait for some life-altering experience to be grateful?
Be grateful, now.
are the seven keys to having a positive mental attitude.
Put them into practice and you will be amazed at the difference
they can make.
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