Is Your Attitude Showing? It Could Make a Difference
By Sandy Schroeder
How many times have you seen attitude make all of the difference? One person gets a negative response, shrugs and walks away. The other person gets the same response, and asks, “How can we fix this?” The attitude of the second person can go a long way to power a successful future.
I have watched positive people take small organizations and turn them into huge operations. I have watched other positive souls inspire everyone around them to do their best as they put together a winning project.
As you can see, I believe positive attitudes have a lot of power. Where do you stand? Are you usually a little skeptical, or do you usually leave the door open for good things? Think about the times that you used a positive attitude to your advantage?
Rob Wormley on WhenIWork.com recommends these steps to create great attitudes.
Never tell yourself “no” – People with bad attitudes routinely tell themselves negative stories. Reach out and ask for what you want. You may be amazed at what you get, just because you asked.
Stick with people who smile – Breakthroughs can easily slide away when you surround yourself with negative people. Run! Head for all of the positive people you can find.
Absorb upbeat material – Look for cheerful people, books, music and stories. Feed your mind the very best in good thoughts and enjoy the results.
Start with a smile – When you bang into someone’s cart in the market, what happens when you smile? Chances are they will be surprised, but smile back. What we put out there often determines exactly what we get back.
Create daily highpoints – Playing with your dog, giggling with your toddler, or watering your plants all create a lift. Reach out to your favorite people, music, art, and authors for regular stimulation.
Take a deep breath – As you breathe deeply, your body calms down and you may feel better. If it’s been a bad day, you can pause for a few minutes and let your breath save the day, or lean into the problem, tighten your grip and stress out even more. I know which I would pick.
Be thankful - When you look around and see family and friends, a peaceful home, and loyal pets, it’s hard not to smile. Hold that focus. No one really owes you anything, but you really may have a great deal. Do your best to be grateful as you give your best effort.
If these steps to a positive attitude make sense, try them out and see what happens. Smiles and positive responses are often contagious. Expect good things.
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