Can Attitude Change Your Reality
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I've observed that negative people often adopt a defeatist mindset, taking on
the role of a victim, while positive people often adopt a solution-oriented
mindset and set about creating their own opportunities. Consequently, I've come
to understand that having a positive attitude indeed makes a significant
difference not only in a person's level of success, but also in their enjoyment
of their life. It even determines whether they succeed at all.
But here's the unusual thing... NO ONE VIEWS HIMSELF OR HERSELF AS A NEGATIVE
People who are negative view themselves as "realistic". (Wait a minute...
isn't "reality" a matter of perspective?) So the challenge is to determine
whether you're a "negative" person.
Here are some guidelines:
- If you feel that your course in life and business is determined by others,
then you need to adjust your attitude so you can shift your reality.
- If you feel that the cards are often stacked against you, then you need to
adjust your attitude so you can change your reality.
- If you feel that your company, manager, agents, and/or clients don't
support you, then you need to adjust your attitude so you can change your
We each have the ability and power to literally change our reality.
How does one turn a negative attitude into a positive one? The same way
someone with a positive attitude maintains it. You need to eliminate the
negative inputs, influences, and factors in your life and introduce positive
ones. We're bombarded with messages throughout the day and night. Some of them
are good and some of them are just plain bad for you. We get "messages" from
family, friends, coworkers, radio, newspaper, TV, music, the internet,
billboards, books, magazines, and any number of other sources. If YOU don't
decide what goes into your head, then someone else will. You need to take
control of what you feed your mind.
Here are some tips on how to adjust and maintain your attitude:
Eliminate the Negatives
• Stop reading the newspaper
• Stop watching TV news
• Stop seeking the negative on the internet
• Stop hanging around negative people
• Start hanging around positive people
• Start reading motivational or inspirational books - biographies, personal
• Start listening to CD's - motivational, personal growth, uplifting music,
Does attitude really count? Can attitude really change your reality? I guess
it all depends on your perspective...
© 2008 Exceptional Leadership, Inc.
About the Author
by Michael Beck, an Executive Coach and Strategist specializing in
employee engagement, executive development, and leadership
effectiveness. Connect on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mjbeck
and visit www.michaeljbeck.com
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2008-12-29 01:37:24 in Personal Articles