Attitude: The Difference Maker II
Think of a friend, colleague, family member, or mentor whom you greatly admire. Stop. Don’t keep reading. Really think of a name, and write it down.
Now write five things you admire most about this person. We’re betting you’ll gain an interesting and important insight by doing it. So please stop and write down what you admire.
Why did we ask you to do this?
Because we’ve found that most of the time, many of the characteristics we admire in others have to do with attitude. We admire and like to be around people who are positive, tenacious, and expectant. People with a good attitude lift us up and inspire us.
On the other hand, people with bad attitudes don’t get very far in life. While it’s possible for people with great talent or drive to achieve with a bad attitude, it doesn’t happen very often, and it takes an incredible amount of effort. And on those occasions when they do achieve some measure of success – their attitude prevents them (and those around them) from enjoying it!
Compare that with a person who has average talent and drive but chooses a great attitude. People who choose a healthy attitude often experience increased opportunities, improved relationships, and a larger perspective. These are the building blocks for success.
That’s why attitude is a difference maker – all things being equal, your attitude is the main thing.
When it comes to leadership, attitude becomes even more important. You need to see possibilities when others don’t, encourage people when they are feeling defeated, and demonstrate commitment when others want to quit….
A good attitude is an extra plus in life. It makes our lives better. And it also makes our leadership better, because leadership has less to do with position than it does disposition. The attitude or disposition of leaders is important because it influences the thoughts and feelings of the people they lead.
Good leaders understand that a positive attitude creates a positive atmosphere, which encourages positive and productive responses from others. Our attitude may not be the asset that makes us great leaders, but without a good attitude, we will struggle to reach our full potential.
Do you see the connection between living a life without complaining or grumbling and living as a light in the world?
When we allow ourselves to give into a bad attitude, we dim our light. When we choose instead to have a healthy attitude, we become beacons among the darkness. The light we share is generated by the attitude we choose. When we look at the world with a positive attitude, we can see possibility, potential, and positivity – which helps us grow and shine his light to the rest of the world.
To Being Positive,
Change That Up!
March 06, 2020
To be honest, I’m getting a little fatigued with all the coronavirus talk. I heard that cruise ships are offering killer deal with free flights! Makes me want to have my heart checked and throw caution in the wind and sail the Caribbean or something.
Globally, the coronavirus has killed more than 3,118 people … And the death toll continues to rise.
While this is a terrifying pandemic, what the media fails to tell you is that over 14,000 people have died and over 250,000 people have been hospitalized from the influenza virus this season.
YES — you read that correctly — The flu has taken far more lives globally than the coronavirus!
Yet so many people are ﬁxated on the coronavirus. But there is ONE thing that BOTH of these viruses have in common…
A lack of vitamin C has been long known to increase susceptibility to viruses. In fact, studies have shown that vitamin C deﬁciency is related to the increased risk and severity of influenza infections…
But, you must be aware that not all vitamin C is created equal.
Most people buy vitamin C in tablet form and they DO NOT receive the beneﬁts of those vitamins as a majority of the nutrients are not absorbable in the stomach…
March o6, 2019