A Good Attitude Leads to Success
What is the secret to Success?
There are numerous “secrets” out there on attaining success. The vast majority of these so called secrets all have one thing in common – Attitude.
The reasons why people choose not to apply this main secret of success to their own lives remains something of a mystery. Apparently, most people just are not interest in attaining the heights of what this life has to offer them. Or, they are content with “just getting by”, as so many of us are.
The more ambitious individuals, however, are constantly on the look out for ways of becoming successful in life. These types of folks want to be something more than a person who “just gets by.” The question then becomes – how do I rise above mediocrity? How can I get to the point where I have more time, money, and energy than I actually need?
Thankfully, one need not be born with a successful attitude – this type of attitude is one that is learned. It can be as simple as going to a local library or bookstore and doing research in the field of attitude development.
What do you need?
The key to developing a successful attitude is to decide that there are certain things in life that you need, rather than merely want. For example, do you want a luxury house? Do you want a lot of money? Do you want to be the top boss at your job? Do you want fame and fortune in your career? Do you want to be able to eventually travel the world without having to worry about expenses?
Sure, everyone wants these things. Problem is, very few people are able to attain them. The reason why is that it is never enough to merely want something. You have to be the type of individual who feels that they need these things in order to survive. This gives you the motivation to work towards your dream and do whatever it takes – except, of course, for breaking laws or hurting people – to get there. And all this must be done with the “fuel” of a positive attitude.
In the field of human resources, the idea of “hiring for attitude” has become something of a mantra in recent years. Since about thirty percent of most people’s lives is spent at work, it is key to have people in a work place with positive attitudes.
How do I begin to change my attitude?
While it is always useful to connect with useful resources outside us in changing our attitude for the better, ultimately the change will always begin inside you. Try to pay closer attention to your inner thoughts. Do you find yourself constantly plagued with doubt? Are you frequently depressed about your lot in life?
Realizing where are negative thoughts come from can help us get to the point where we are able to erase them. Once they are erased, it is key to replace them with more affirmative thoughts. This is how we begin to make an attitude adjustment.
What do I do once I’ve made an attitude adjustment?
First off, it is vital to have a clear definition of what your goals in life are. Once you have a clear image in your mind of where you see yourself, say, ten years from now, write it down. Go in to as much detail as possible.
Next, you should make a list of all the things you need to accomplish – again, not merely the things you “want” to accomplish. For every thing you need to accomplish, you should be able to write ten at least ten reasons justifying why this need of yours is very real.
The more needs you have in life, the more motivation you will have to go out and actualize them one by one. If you look at the most successful individuals currently working in your field, you will find that each and every one of them has an endless supply of motivation and ambition. It is this motivation that fuels them in their journey towards accomplishing their goals in life.
The truth is, you will need the most energy at the very beginning of your journey. This energy will then have to be sustained while you are in the process of getting off the ground. It is almost like being an airplane. Airplanes use ninety percent of their energy just getting off the ground. The remaining ten percent is used in flight.
Remember what you are up against – mass apathy. Perhaps your friends and loved ones will not understand the new you. They are probably “just get by” types who do not see the point in aiming for the skies. But you can become a role model for them – and it begins by developing a positive attitude!