The Attitude of Success

Very few things, perhaps nothing, will have more impact on your opportunity for success than your attitude.

There are many many things in life we cannot control. So many people that we cannot control either. Sometimes it just seems as if we have no control over life at all. But that is absolutely untrue. We have complete control over one of life’s greatest assets…. our attitude.

While we cannot control the events or people in our life we have total control over how we react to them. Total control. You have total, complete control over you attitude. It’s your choice and your choice alone. The only way you can lose that choice is to give it away.

Less successful people regularly give the choice of their attitude to the whims of events and the chances of life. They have, I’m sorry to say, a victim mentality that makes failure palatable. They have, to a large extent, not only given up control of their attitude, they have given up control of their life.

You see, the only real way to control your life is to control your attitude.

The most successful people make a choice to control their attitude regardless of the circumstances that effect their day. They CHOOSE positive no matter how strong the winds of negativity blow. They ignore the nattering nabobs of negativism and keep themselves shielded with positivity.

The most successful people choose to control their attitude in order to maintain control of their life. They are not blindly optimistic, they simply see opportunities where less successful people see only obstacles.

The most successful people almost all have one other thing in common: when they did fail they decided to try again. Less successful people often decided to not try at all. The difference between trying again and not trying at all is most often attitude.

You will seldom see a successful person with a negative attitude and you will seldom see a person with little success who has a positive attitude. Here’s what less successful people fail to understand: poor attitude isn’t caused by failure, failure is often caused by poor attitude.

Attitude is a choice, choose positive and choose control. Choose positive and choose success.

8 thoughts on “The Attitude of Success

  1. It’s all about choice.

    When I have a consultation with a prospective client, I ask them what they want to improve. What they want to see different. Many will tell me what they don’t want. So, I say “ok ok, I hear ya. Now, tell me what you do want?” They go right back to verbalizing what they don’t want.

    Choose your thoughts. They’re the vehicle that’s brought you to where you are and where you’re going.

    • I see the same thing. It’s so much easier to focus not the “wrong” “bad” “nots” and “can’t that many people barely have time to focus on the “right” “can” and “possible.”

      It is a choice that requires discipline but almost anything that leads to success requires discipline. The good news is that discipline CAN be developed.

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