Published: Friday, 27 July 2017 10:00 AM
How to improve on attitude?
Contrary to the popular belief that attitude is something that you either have or don’t, the right kind of attitude can, indeed, be cultivated in an individual over a period of time. Attitude is the defining characteristic in successful men that sets them apart. And most of them are not born with it. They constantly work upon themselves and imbibe the right set of values that make them rise above others. The way you think, your responses to various situations, the way you feel about yourself, about your surroundings can all be worked upon and improved.
The first and foremost change that you need to bring to your life is to begin thinking positive. As easy and natural as it may sound, people tend to neglect the positivity and are more susceptible to negativity. Being positive in all circumstances requires an overhaul of the mind and the thinking process. You need to train your mind to always look at the positive side of things and discard the negativity or cynicism. This is important because a negative or cynical person would be daunted by the problems and fear them, whereas a person with a positive frame of mind would always search for and find opportunities even when the going gets tough. A positive frame of mind is crucial for the improvement in attitude. To do this, indulge in activities that relax your mind and open up space for positive thoughts such as meditation, reading, surrounding yourself with positive people and staying away from negative thoughts.
Become a Go-getter
Successful people distinguish themselves from ordinary people by their relentless determination and unwavering focus on their goals. The ‘Can Do’ attitude will keep driving the person to work harder in pursuit of his/ her goals and put away failures and hurdles that may cross his/ her path. A go-getter will always think differently, react differently, will always look to improve himself/ herself and more importantly, will be ready to make the sacrifices that success demands, such as, working hard, sacrificing the little comforts and so on.
Take Setbacks in your Stride
Life is not a bed of roses for anyone. There are bound to be setbacks, failures and disappointments along the way. You have to train your mind to take the setbacks and failures in your stride and move on, rather get disheartened and give up. This is where the attitude of a person comes into play. A person with a good attitude will be ready for the setbacks, will not lose hope and not give up easily.
Nothing beats confidence. A confident man will display a healthy attitude towards everything and exude positivity. In a world where everyone is out to put you down, being confident in yourself, is the greatest gift you can give yourself. Confidence will come if you take pride in your being, in your work, in who you are. This will make you assert yourself and face any challenge.
Your attitude is for you to shape. Imbibe the practices of successful men in your own lives, discipline your mind accordingly and begin your transformation.
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