Having a positive attitude makes all the difference in our lives. For many years it has been said that ‘we are what we think’. Our situations in life will prove this to be true time and time again. Whether we are always thinking positively or negatively, it takes about the same amount of energy. But the difference in results is like night and day.
The constant negative thoughts can keep us suppressed and most generally will lead us to failure. On the other hand, an upbeat, positive attitude can just as easily bring into our lives all of the wonderful things that we may so desire.
Whenever you are faced with something that seems negative, try adopting a more positive attitude…it will help you achieve your desired results. Throughout the ages, virtually everyone has agreed that in order to succeed, we need a positive attitude.
There are however 2 things about attitudes that few people discuss.
Your Attitude Is Variable
Positive and negative attitudes are not mutually exclusive….just because you have one, it does not mean that you do not or cannot have the other.
Your attitude is like the bass and treble elements on a sound system. You can adjust the overall sound by increasing the bass and decreasing the treble…or vice versa.
Similarly, you can adjust your overall attitude by making it more positive…or for reasons I fail to understand…making it more negative.
Further, few people, even the most optimistic, are always positive. And even the most pessimistic of people are not negative all the time. And sometimes even the most positive among us feel more negative than normal.
The bottom line on attitudes: They are variable, sometimes more positive, sometimes less positive, and more negative.
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You Can Change Whatever Is Variable
While it is definitely possible to shift from a totally negative attitude to a totally positive one, a better approach is to make the change one step at a time. Think of how jarring it is when you adjust the sound system from all bass to all treble, or vice versa… it takes some getting used to.
Just as you would adjust your sound system by gradually adding treble or bass, you change your attitude by gradually adding more positiveness. As you continue to do this, you will gradually have an increasingly positive attitude.
Regardless of the nature of your business your market shifts and changes. Don’t allow these changes to drag you down and drain your time and energy. By adopting a more positive attitude, you can survive whatever changes are occurring…and continue to thrive.
To help develop a more positive attitude, focus on completing work that you know can successfully finish. It’s also a good idea to connect with your network contacts, including clients. Discuss new economic developments and how these factors influence local market conditions.
It’s always productive to keep in touch with clients and contacts…this helps you maintain and improve your relationship and helps generate more repeat and referral business.
Taking positive, proactive action helps develop a more positive attitude. On the other hand not doing anything strengthens a negative attitude and makes things seem worse than they really are.
Achieving the results you seek challenging enough without making it harder for yourself.
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