Have you noticed how some people see the glass half full and others, half empty? Or, given the same set of circumstances, some will rise to the occasion while others are consumed with fear and negativity? And, how truly successful people exude positivity and surround themselves with it?
Ask any employer or coach and they will take a B+ performer with an outstanding attitude over an A- performer with a negative attitude any day of the week. Attitude is a vital ingredient to both individual and team success.
When you demonstrate a positive attitude, you will:
- Perform better and so will your team
- Make and keep more friends
- Be given more opportunities
- Overcome average skill and adversity
- Be appreciated by customers, prospects, and colleagues
- Energize your workplace and have more influence
- Be happier
So, is it any wonder why employers value this quality so much? And, why it’s so important for parents to help build a positive attitude in their children?
Many wise people have said wonderful and profound things about a positive attitude, and in better ways than I could ever dream of. So, allow me to leave you with some of my favorites. Enjoy and share!
Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.
When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation,
and people want to be near you.
~Shannon L. Alder
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
Heredity is much, environment is much, but I am much more.
A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you won’t get nowhere till you change it.
The most important thing you wear is your attitude.
I am an optimist. It does not seem to be much use to be anything else.
Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones,
you’ll start having positive results.
Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
The day is what you make it! So, why not make it a great one?
Misery is a communicable disease.
I have had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.