Attitude in Action

This month we’re spending Fridays talking about self-improvement.  What have you done this month to improve yourself?  I’ve worked on my work-personal balance a lot this month.  I’ve been a workaholic for years, and it’s very challenging not to be working!!

When I think of self improvement, the first thing that comes to mind is attitude.  Attitude is often the thing that people need to improve and the last thing they want to deal with.  It’s really easy to get in a groove with your attitude and how you approach situations and people.  Your attitude can make you stick out like a sore thumb, or shine like a star.

Before we go further, I’m not saying we all need a “glass half full” approach to life.  In fact, I’m not going to tell you what kind of attitude you should have today.

Instead, I’m going to encourage you to discover what kind of attitude you actually have towards life, different types of people, different situations, and even yourself.  What is attitude, you ask?  Attitude is a frame of mind that affects how you view the world and the people in it.  Even with a really “good” attitude, you can still make snap judgements that aren’t in line with how you really view the world.

You should be comfortable with how you approach the world based on your attitude, yet your attitude shouldn’t limit you in relationships, partnerships, opportunities or situations.  Let me be clear: your attitude can attract or repel people in your life.  It may be what keeps you from getting a job, a partner, a home, a client, a nice night out or countless other things.  Why does something like an attitude that isn’t physical or visible affect so much?  Because your attitude directly affects your action and words, which are two things very visible to other people.

Today I encourage you to take a good look at your attitude, and ask someone you trust what they think of your attitude towards life.  If you’re scared of what their answer might be, you probably have some work to do!

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