Ever said or heard someone say to you…”Don’t give me that attitude?” Then, obviously, you’d be well familiar with this subject of attitude. But just in case you’re not, let me fill you in. Borrowing from the popular saying, “Your attitude determines your altitude.” I’d surmise that attitude is everything.
It is a very significant element in the pursuit of success and a common denominator in every achievement in life. It either makes or breaks your ability to attract the right set of people or opportunities to yourself.
Astonishingly, no matter how beautiful, handsome, intelligent, sophisticated, educated or even wealthy you may be, with a wrong, bad or toxic attitude, you’re in for troubles.
I’ll tell you for free, that attitude is a major undoing of failed businesses, broken homes, unhappy marriages, soured relationships, unsuccessful careers, and so on. More often than not, it’s usually overlooked, underestimated and counted a minor when in reality it plays a major and leading role in the affairs of life.
In relation to success, it is either you have a positive disposition which fosters success or a negative disposition which due to its toxic nature repels success. Astonishingly, no matter how beautiful, handsome, intelligent, sophisticated, educated or even wealthy you may be, with a wrong, bad or toxic attitude, you’re in for troubles.
Sometimes, people with bad or wrong attitudes aren’t always aware of it. They knowingly or unknowingly argue away the obvious fact that they have a problem with their attitude.
And just for the sake of argument, what is attitude?
Here’s a google search for the meaning of the word attitude;
- a settled way of thinking or feeling about something. “he was questioned on his attitude to South Africa” synonyms: point of view, view, viewpoint, vantage point, frame of mind, way of thinking, way of looking at things, school of thought, outlook, angle, slant, perspective, reaction, stance, standpoint, position, inclination, orientation, approach, opinion, ideas, belief, convictions, feelings, sentiments, persuasion, thoughts, thinking, interpretation “you seem oddly ambivalent in your attitude“
2. NORTH AMERICAN informal
truculent or uncooperative behaviour. “I asked the waiter for a clean fork and all I got was attitude”
It, therefore, implies that your attitude makes itself manifest in what you say (your words), what you do (your actions), what you think (your thought processes), what you believe (your belief-system), how you respond (your reactions), how you express your feeling (your body language), etc.
Hence, it’s imperative to cultivate a good, healthy, winning and positive disposition or attitude that befits the type of success you desire.
Have you ever had or witnessed a moment of attitude – whether positive or negative? Share your experience with us and let’s learn from it.