Why do some athletes become Olympic stars and others never quite use their own full potential or get out of their hometown? Why do some people have their own successful companies, while others can just never get ahead? Why are some people in great relationships while others can’t seem to get along with anyone?
It’s all a result of the attitude that successful people have and the way in which they approach life. So, what is attitude anyway?
Attitude is the outward expression of an inner feeling. It’s a habit of thought. When a person seeks the good in any situation, he is considered to have a good attitude. He almost unconsciously does creative things to seek a positive outcome. With a negative attitude, he tries to get out of situations, either by procrastination or avoidance.
Some people will try to tell you that we are born with our attitudes. That’s not true. Attitudes come from the conditioning of our minds either by ourselves or others. Our thoughts create our feelings. Feelings bring about emotion. Emotion is the intensity at which we go after something. It is excitement, enthusiasm, drive, commitment, even obsession. Emotions create the actions that we take. And the actions that we take bring about the results we have in our lives. So many people never think to relate their thinking to their results. Remember, when you improve your thoughts, you improve your actions, and that improves your results.
Your positive attitude is your greatest asset. Your thoughts shape your deeds, thus shaping your relationships with others. With a positive attitude, you will discover that you will attract positive relationships in all the areas of your life and success will be yours.
Judi Moreo is an author, speaker, and life coach. She has written 11 books including “You Are More Than Enough: Every Woman’s Guide to Purpose, Passion, and Power.” Judi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org