13 March, 2009

Right attitude for success

Right attitude makes all the difference to make somebody achieve success or receive failure. Right attitude takes you far and high in life. All successful people have one thing in common and that is to face each and every situation positively and persistently. You are what you believe yourself to be. Certainly, an attitude defines a person’s future.

"Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill." Charles Swindoll

Your attitude affects everyone. Your family, neighbour, colleagues as well as to the stranger you smile at on the street corner. You can view everything with either a pessimist’s outlook or an optimist’s attitude . A pessimist looks for difficulty in the opportunity, whereas an optimist looks for opportunity in the difficulty. An optimist understands that life can be unpredictable and a bumpy road, but at least it is leading towards the destination. He learns from mistakes and failures, and is not afraid to fail again. He knows that as long as he gets up after a fall, he is not defeated.

A good attitude will turn any bad situation into a learning experience. Attitude is particularly important when facing a seemingly hopeless situation. It becomes difficult to face a situation of extreme loss, like a demise of family or friend, a job loss, a loss of fortune or money. But if one handles all this with a right attitude and a positive mind set, then he is bound to be successful in most of his ventures.

Our attitude is an asset, a treasure of great value, which must be protected accordingly. Anyone can achieve a positive mind set and right attitude by inviting what is positive in life.By surrounding oneself with friends, that share a positive attitude will help tackle negativity and help in achieving success. Attending motivational seminars and meetings, reading good books and finding ways to enjoy life even in the most difficult situation will help to keep the positive energy flowing. Having a positive attitude gives us inner strength and a firm resolve that influences all the other areas of our existence. There are many examples of successful people from various professions who had gone bankrupt, lost companies, faced public humiliation and still came out jubilant. The only difference was their positive attitude. They believed in themselves and their hard work. Discipline, persistence and the drive to achieve success took them to the heights and they became the icons whom everyone wants to idolize.

Attitude also defines the traits of risk taking and initiative. All those who are successful, took some sort of leap on faith or risk that no one ever dared to venture. They had faith in themselves and their beliefs. They had the positive attitude to succeed in something unknown and absolutely new. There are many successful people who took the initiative to start something what others dismissed as impossible or difficult. To conclude, a good positive attitude with a zest to take difficulties on the stride is what keeps a person going. Success is achieved with careful planning and right attitude towards people and circumstances.

Parimita Chakravorty

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