Attitude is a Choice
The primary force determining if you succeed or fail in life and especially as an effective communicator is your attitude. You have complete control over your attitude. Your response to what happens to you is more important than the event.
W. Clement Stone wrote, “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” A positive mental attitude is a most outstanding asset. I believe your time is your most valuable asset. For this discussion, let’s define attitude as “a habit of an individual act of thinking”. Thinking is considered “self-talk” and may be spoken words or unspoken thoughts. Thinking is asking and answering questions in your head. The way you talk to your self creates your attitudes and your attitudes affect all the things you want to be, to do or have in life. You can change your attitude by changing your thinking. There is an ancient truth which tells us “what we think is what we become”. Change your mental input, change your attitude; change your behaviors and actions. change your results. All your circumstances improve when you improve your attitude.
People are creatures of habit and tend to act in the same manner in similar situations. People resist making changes and creating good habits. Forming a good habit takes approximately sixty days according to an article in Psychology Today. Tom Ziglar says, “the quickest way to success is to replace bad habits with good habits”. It has been said, “if you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten.” Zig Ziglar said,
“if you want to do something you have never done, you are going to have to make changes and do something you have never done”