On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed, stating that “ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.” This is an indisputable affirmation. However, why are some people successful while others aren’t? Why have some people achieved a high degree of success without a formal education? Why do successful people do things that unsuccessful people don’t like to do?
ATTITUDE is the answer: And if you develop the right one, you will open the door to a better quality of life and a world full of personal and professional achievement. Most importantly, you will make “Mondays fun again.”
Step 4 – Develop the Right Attitude
Become your future, not your past
One of the first words we teach our children is NO. That’s not very positive, is it? They are the raw material ready to be conditioned by an already negatively conditioned adult. For example, during our elementary school years, we are told not to talk in class. Then we get to college, where we are told to give a presentation in an auditorium in front of 100 people, leaving us with the strong desire to disappear from the face of the Earth. If you have experienced this situation, don’t worry, 70% of presenters experience butterflies and pre-speech jitters.
A positive attitude will attract positive things to your life and will help you create rapport and solid relationships for your business and personal life. Remember, when someone tells you, “I like you,” what they are really saying is “I am like you.”
“The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”
William James, father of American psychology
How can I change my inner attitudes?
Dream a lot
“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”
James Dean, Actor.
Have a passion
“All the passions are nothing other than different degrees of heat and cold of the blood.”
Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
Gain the courage to take action
“All your dreams come true, if you have the courage to pursue them.”
“People do not smile because they’re happy, they are happy because they smile.”
Keep life simple
“If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.”
Always expect the best
“We usually get what we anticipate.”
Claude M. Bristol
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
As an Executive Coach, I help individuals and organizations develop better attitudes more rapidly and produce more satisfying results. I work with my clients in all areas, including business, career, finances, time management, productivity, and relationships. As a result of coaching, clients set better goals, take more action, make better decisions, and more fully use their natural strengths.
Stay tuned for our next edition of “Room For Improvement” when you will learn the last step to Make Mondays Fun Again and find more tips and suggestions on how to accelerate the performance of your business and your career faster and with less effort.