Can our attitude really change everything?
For the past 20 years, I have been speaking at conferences, working with outstanding leaders and professional athletic teams on the topic of attitude. What I have learned is that our attitude is the main thing that affects everything. EVERYTHING! Our attitude plays one of the most significant roles in every aspect of our life. Everything follows our attitude. Our attitude is either working for us or it is working against us and we determine which every day. In fact, we all have certain skills, education, talents and abilities, but what drives us around every day is the attitude we choose. If our attitude isn’t working right, then nothing will be right.
In my newest book, Attitude Changes Everything, I focus on creating more awareness or mindfulness of how our attitude is working. Is your attitude rewarding you or making things worse for you?
Think about this for a second, how much would you pay your attitude to give a pep talk to your favorite sports team, 10 minutes before game time? Today, professional athletes make pretty good money, so why would they invest in making sure everyone has the right attitude? Hmmmm…it’s because attitude changes everything! Attitude is the ultimate game changer.
Attitude is our brand, logo, culture, leadership, service, product, communication and anything else you can think of. It really is!
Do you know anyone who has ever worked with a negative co-worker or boss? They can tell you that attitude is a very big deal. For some people, they get physically sick because their workplace is so toxic. Why do you think Monday is the number one day for heart attacks? People are stressed out about going to a place to work that isn’t healthy or supportive. Attitude changes everything!
If you Google road rage videos, you will instantly see people who lack emotional management skills. Meaning, they let their heated attitude control their responses. They are reactive and make choices that lead to negative consequences.
If you have ever met someone who has been diagnosed with cancer or an illness, they will tell you that attitude is everything.
Here is an attitude quote from the late ESPN announcer, Stuart Scott, regarding his battle with cancer.
“When you die, it does not mean you lose to cancer.
You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.”
– Stuart Scott
Our attitude becomes what we feed it.
10 Life Changing Attitude quotes that will Awaken Your Mindfulness to how incredible your attitude is.
A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.
Being positive in a negative situation is not naïve. It’s leadership.
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
–Viktor E. Frankl
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
A positive attitude doesn’t stop adversity from knocking at the door. However, a better attitude gives us mental clarity, creativity and resilience to deal with life’s curve balls, learn from them, grow from them and move on from them.
– Sam Glenn, The Attitude Guy
Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.
Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.
Drama does not just walk into your life. Either you create it, invite it, or associate with it.
There are more quotes I could post here, but these stand out to create some perspective on how valuable our attitude really is. Nobody can choose your attitude but you. You own your attitude and the results and stories it creates. Remember, a little bit of the right attitude can make a huge difference. Attitude changes everything!
By Sam Glenn,The Attitude Guy
Author, Attitude Changes Everything
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