Attitude, as people say, is everything. But what exactly is
Your attitude is your own personal filter for everything that
happens to you, around you, or within you. What takes place in
your world is not as important as how you view it.
You cannot choose what will happen to you. You cannot guarantee
success and happiness for yourself. These things are out of your
control. You can, however, choose how you feel about these
things, about how you respond to these situations.
So let's think about how you can keep your attitude as positive
1. PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE
When you find yourself getting negative and your mood isn't as
good as you know it can be, take a step back and put things into
Is the stress and frustration really worth it?
When you look at the bigger picture, don't they seem a bit
insignificant? They should, because nine times out of ten the
daily problems we face are not really that important when we
take a look at life as a whole.
2. HAVE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO
People love to look forward to things.
Some say that anticipation of something happening is better than
when it actually happens. Do you recall as a child waiting for
the build up to Christmas? It only lasts one day, but the
anticipation and build-up last for weeks.
Keep something in mind to always be looking forward to.
3. HELP OTHERS
There is no better way to forget about your problems than to
help someone else with theirs.
When you take the focus off yourself, and give your attention to
helping people, your attitude will change dramatically.
Not just workmates but also people you don't know.
You'll be amazed what it does for you.
4. TAKE A BREAK
Your mood will be lightened if you take a break from what is
getting you down.
You might not be able to change the situations that are causing
you challenges, but you can take a break (minutes, hours or
days) that will enable you to refocus.
5. TALK WITH A POSITIVE FRIEND
Talking things out can help you see the good in a bad situation.
Call a friend and tell them about your problem, but concentrate
on positive areas, not just moans and groans.
This is a very therapeutic and effective cure to a rough day.
6. LIFE IS SHORT
The worst thing would be to look back on your days wishing you
could have been happier.
Now is the time to take a good look at your attitude and make
the necessary improvements.
It's been said that no-one wishes on their death bed that they
had spent more time at the office.
Most people look back and have regrets, not for what they did,
but for what they didn't do.
Days, weeks, months, and years have a way of rushing by.
Don't let them pass while you are in a negative mood about life.
A positive attitude is worth the work, effort, and change that
it takes to create it. Look back with no regrets, only happy
I love the quote from Penny Freeston: "When tomorrow comes, the
day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you
have left behindâ€¦let it be something good"
7. PEOPLE HAVE DONE MORE WITH LESS
A common cause for a poor attitude is the feeling that you are
in a situation that is just too hard to deal with.
Perhaps you don't have the job you want, or you may have a
manager who drives you mad. Or may even be more serious than
You may be too young, too old, too tired, too unlucky, too poor,
Remember, people have done more with less.
Many people from all over the world have overcome obstacles,
solved problems, and maintained a positive attitude through the
most trying of times.
Don't wait for the world to devote itself to making you happy.
Go out there and make it happen yourself.
The power of a positive attitude is always within your reach.
You simply have to extend your hand and grab it!
Use these tips to develop a great attitude, and to make your
life the way you want it.