Attitude is a settled way of thinking or feeling. The study of attitude assumes importance, because our actions meant for achieving success depend upon what we think, feel, react to a given situation. Attitude may both be positive or negative depending upon the various factors that determine it and set it into an individual's personality and actions. An individual's attitude is chiefly developed and determined by his/her environment, life-experience and education.
Environmental factors include the nature of influences (positive or negative) from home, cultural and religious background, traditions and beliefs, peer pressure, workplace, media, as well as social and political environment.
Our life-experience is influenced by the type of people we deal and the circumstances we face and accordingly our actions and behaviour get moulded. Formal and informal education received in a planned manner develops into wisdom, makes one learn the life-work, the art of living and thus influences our attitude.
GREAT IMPACT OF ATTITUDE:
Impact of attitude on life is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. We can say that life is 10 per cent what happens to you and 90 per cent of how you react to various situations.
Some people think of attitude as a little thing, but it makes a big difference. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. One can be happy at times and sad at times. However, the remarkable thing is we have a choice regarding the attitude we will embrace for whatever happens. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood.
You can look on the positive side of the situation and take life positively. Each time something happens, one chooses to learn from it. It is all in the mind how you react to different situations. You can be what you want to be.
It is your choice how you live life. Attitude, after all, is everything.
The less energy you expend in unnecessary emotional gyrations the more you have for intelligent decision-making and self-development for success. Your thoughts create your reality. The goal is to be the driver of our actions, not the passenger. So, work on constantly framing your experiences in ways that are empowering for you and others, and make your life more workable and enjoyable.
While identifying your strengths and working on them, you could reach the critical mass of good habits, which are crucial for success. It will also encourage you towards making serious efforts to identify your negatives and work on them. Change is possible in each one of us at any age.
People with great education and brilliant brains can fail in life because of their wrong attitude. Those with right attitude find something good, something personal in everything even if it is right.
Attitude not only affects our performance, it also has a profound effect on the attitude of the people around us. Therefore, in order to be successful and happy at work, in the social environment and home, it is very important to have a positive attitude.
We all inherit a temperament, which is some total of our feelings and reactions. It dictates how we behave and is reflected in our overall personality. You can work on your temperament and make a positive change.
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