It’s a straightforward fact. Your attitude determines the state of your world and existence.
You may be experiencing a string of bad luck, or you may have just won the lottery. Outside stimuli don’t matter. If you’re miserable or happy, it’s because you choose to be. You, and only you, can control your attitude. The fact that you can manage your mood is excellent news since your attitude rules the rest of your life.
You may have no control over your child’s current attitude, your boss’s mood, or the weather. You do, however, have complete control over how you choose to respond. The most apparent reason why a winning attitude is vital for your life is that your internal perspective informs your external expression of your mood and how others view you. It’s all in your hands. But, what are some other benefits of having a healthy winning attitude?
1. A positive attitude improves your faith in your abilities.
2. You achieve more and experience successes more often in life.
4. A winning attitude enhances the way you view people and your environment.
5. You inspire and motivate.
Your self-respect and resilience are grounded in your power, which is fueled by your attitude. When your default setting is a healthy, fair, and winning attitude, you develop a natural faith in your abilities. It improves your self-esteem and self-worth. As a result, you become more motivated, more driven, and naturally happier in the process.
One natural consequence of an improved faith in your abilities, which stems from a winning attitude, is that you achieve more in your life, and you experience success more often. It is not because you become more skilled. It is because your attitude starts from a positive baseline or default. It is not to say that you do not have limitations, nor is it an endorsement for participation trophies. Unfounded confidence when you lack actual skill, talent, or competency is just as dangerous as a bad attitude.
However, because you start with the understanding that you are using talents you have rather than doubting yourself when you have the skill, you’re more likely to achieve success more often. Also, since failure is often a part and a fact of life, it’s essential to see loss as a stepping stone to success. Developing the right attitude supports this understanding, and in turn, rather than throwing in the towel, you have the tools to get back up and dust yourself off.
One word is simple: Respect. People react to the type of attitude you have. Nothing diminishes respect more quickly or more thoroughly than a bad or negative attitude. Showing a right and winning attitude has the added benefit of showing off your talents and where you shine. It tends to earn respect.
Your baseline attitude directly affects the way you view the people around you. Since we all tend to wear our attitudes outward, we also respond and react to the attitudes each of us wears. If you have an antagonistic world view and a dim view of the people around you, they’re going to pick up on that. Chances are, how others respond to that chip on your shoulder is not going to be pleasant.
On the other hand, if you have a winning attitude, your view of the world and people around you will move mountains in the way. You, in turn, are viewed by the people you positively share the planet.
Since that winning attitude is likely to garner respect and allow people to see the best in you, your attitude becomes a source of inspiration and motivation to those around you.
I choose to look for the positive in people and the things around me. It makes for a better day and experience. Make your choice a winning action! Until tomorrow, stay safe, and keep the faith.