Published : Saturday, 28 January , 2017 10:30 AM
'Can Do Attitude' can be a game changer
Attitude is a significant indicator of one's personality, beliefs and thought process and reveals a great deal about a person. The right attitude warms people to you whereas wrong attitude keeps them away from you.
The reality of today's world is that people with a casual and lackadaisical attitude to life, more often than not, get left behind in the race. This is true, especially in an interview scenario, where your attitude decides whether you make it or are left behind with regrets.
Therefore, a person with a 'can do attitude' holds a crucial advantage over those who are lazy and passive.
Success and progress in today's globalised world depends not just upon your skills or the quality of your work but also on your willingness to accept responsibility, networking with your peers and meeting deadlines. All this becomes possible only if you are a 'go-getter.'
What is 'Can Do' Attitude?
A person, who displays keenness, enthusiasm and, more importantly, the will to be in control of his life and accomplish any task/challenge thrown at him, will definitely be successful in life. Such a person exhibits positivity, confidence and zest, qualities which are crucial in life. Such a person is open to life. This is true for any aspirant seeking admission to any prestigious management institute.
Over and above domain knowledge and skills, the aspirant should exhibit a 'can do' attitude. The level of competition and the nature of the job market demand that an MBA aspirant should be a 'go getter' and have an inherent 'can do' attitude, to be able to surge ahead of the rest and thwart competition.
'Can Do' Attitude and PI
A personal interview for selection in a management institute is based on the premise that students passing out of the institute will become successful entrepreneurs, executives and managers. The nature of the work demands a person possessing a 'Can Do' Attitude, simply because the person would be required to, not merely accomplish his tasks, but also get others under him to do the same. If the person himself lacks vision, spirit, ambition and is lazy, he/she will not be able to motivate or inspire others around him/her. Therefore, interviewers strongly consider the case of aspirants possessing this attitude.
Traits of a 'Can Do' Personality
- Proactive- a person with a 'Can Do Attitude' is proactive. Such a person will find solutions to problems without being asked, will anticipate obstacles and will be in control of things.
- Bold-a person with a 'Can Do Attitude' is bold. Such a person will be willing to take risks and think out-of-the-box.
- Assertive-a person with a 'Can Do Attitude' is assertive. Such a person will be decisive, assertive and more likely to inspire others around him/her and get the job done.
- Ambitious-a person with a 'Can Do Attitude' is ambitious. Such a person fulfils the task assigned to him/her and always wants to scale more heights.
An aspirant with a 'Can Do Attitude' is a winner. All the successful people in the world possess this quality as, without this, they wouldn't have gone so far. It distinguishes you from the crowd easily.
Thus, MBA aspirants seeking admission to management institutes should exhibit this quality. Those who are not gifted with this should try to inculcate this attitude in their personality. Oprah Winfrey said " You become what you believe". If you believe that you are a go-getter and are willing to bring small changes to your life to be one, you will develop into a go-getter. It requires a conscious shift in how one perceives life and what one wants out of life.