Attitude: The capacity to stay positive and optimistic despite the circumstances
Choosing positive thoughts and behaviors + being optimistic in every circumstance = attitude
If we have a positive attitude, we think optimistically, hopefully, and cooperatively, and our behavior reflects this thinking.
A positive outlook on life has an immediate and direct effect on achieving our goals and attaining success.
A positive attitude requires:
- Choice: Our attitude is our choice. When we accept responsibility for our choice of attitude, we can see every experience as an opportunity to learn and grow.
- Control: We must take responsibility for filtering the input from our environment. Surround yourself with people who have positive attitudes and limit access to those who consistently display negative attitudes.
- Contribution: Positive people are generous people. They always see the good in the world as well as other people because positive people look for it.
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t … you’re right.” – Henry Ford