Attitude Is the Key to Success

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ATTITUDE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedom- to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances” – Viktor E. Frankl
A very simple but true saying is that the only thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of the human freedom is the power to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance and seemingly hopeless environment.
The important question is what is attitude? Attitude is the way we mentally look at the world around us and act so. A well researched book “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman brings the scientific proof that “its our attitude more than aptitude that determines our altitude.”
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Attitude is often based on past experiences. So most of the times, we get stuck because of the bad experiences we went through. Old tapes are hard to erase but for success one should make a deliberate effort to approach each situation with a fresh and positive outlook. Whatever challenges are to be faced, focus on the future and not on the history.
These are some of the ways of incorporating positive attitudes to get success in life. * Expect the best, Focus on what’s right, not what’s wrong. To reinforce the positive attitude in others, use every opportunity to encourage desired behaviour. * Observe how our own attitude affects those around us. The attitude of the individual often determines the attitude of a group. * Do we enjoy our job? Are we spending most of our time on something that makes us feel purposeful and fulfilled. If not consider exploring other career options and moving towards a job we love. When we regularly do things that make us happy, we feel better about ourselves and our own life which fosters positive attitude. * Think and speak positively to and about ourself everyday. Most of us are in the habit of talking down to ourselves, which leaves us feeling hopeless, frustrated and pessimistic. Get into the habit of building onself up with positive self-talk and positive thoughts. * The more we focus on emphasizing the positive in others the more likeable we are going to be,

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