Themes To Consider |
- Understand your current attitude, and the reasons for your attitude.
- Explain the benefits of being organized.
- Develop a plan for managing your time.
- Differentiate between honesty and integrity.
- Define adaptability as an effective change strategy.
- Recognize that flexibility can lead to positive results.
- Identify the impact of dependability.
Adopting a Positive Mental Attitude
(What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.) –Napoleon Hill
- Analyze the origins of your attitude.
- Explain why people get and defend negative attitude.
- know the mechanics of changing your attitude.
- Choose the attitude you want to take to work.
- Define self – talk and how it affects you.
- List five strategies you can implement to make your attitude more positive.
Adopt a strategy for personally managing change.
Keep a journal and decide how you are going to use this tool.
Whether you’ve ever had a job or not, you already have an attitude toward work, and it is likely the one that you have toward life in general. Your attitude began forming when you were very young. It was created by the messages you got first from your parents and later from your teachers and friends and other influential people in your life. Now that you have an attitude, you constantly reinforce it with your self talk – what you tell yourself every minute of every day. Your attitude expresses, both inwardly and outwardly, who you think you are. The only question is whether your attitude is positive, negative, or somewhere in between – and whether or not you would like to change that.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “In the end a man is more or less as happy as he make up his mind to be.” You might think that your attitude is a result of your experiences, and there is some truth to that.But mostly, your attitude is the result of your interpretation of your experiences.
Certainly, experiences that cause mental trauma or are accompanied by strong emotions, especially fear, can have a lasting effect. Victims of child abuse or neglect, for instance, have a lot to overcome on their way to personal achievements and satisfying relationships. trust, once lost, is hard to recover, and without trust in others, we lack a basic tool in our quest for a satisfying life.
Fortunately, despite the fact that everyone has negative experiences in their past, most people can find ways to rise above their circumstances and live a happy, positive life if they really want to.
Negative Mental Attitudes
How many people would you predict face each day with a negative mental attitude?
Surveys suggest that at least 60% of people have a negative mental attitude towards their job. These people, of course, justify negative attitudes. Their Supervisor doesn’t like them. The work is demeaning. The pay is low. Various situations are unfair. The list goes on and on.
Still, some people in the exact same situation have positive attitudes.You may have noticed that unhappy people always have explanations for why other people are happy and they are not.
For instance , happy people don’t have the stresses that unhappy people have. In reality, happy people experience the same challenges as everyone else, including job losses, problems with their children, money troubles, and disagreements with their love ones. The main difference between happy people and unhappy people is ATTITUDE.
Positive Mental Attitudes
Just as we’ve seen with negative attitudes, a positive mental attitude is also a self – fulfilling prophecy. Successful people have to do work for their success. in other words, for hard work to lead to success, your attitude must be expectant, hopeful, resilient, persistent – in a word, positive. Of course, this is easier said than done. But the first step is to decide that you want to be positive, successful, and happy. Then, believe that these things are possible for you.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
– Winston Churchill
To change the messages you may be sending yourself, stop and ask yourself this: “What are you thinking?”Everyone has chatter going on in their heads, conversation with yourself, personal observations, judgments, opinions, commentaries. This is your self talk – can reinforce negative attitudes or positive attitudes. So begin by becoming aware of your own self – talk. In general, what are you saying to yourself? Is your self – talk critical, mean- spirited, judgmental, forgiving, tolerant, generous or boastful? Are you suspicious of people and their motives, or do you trust in people and believe their intentions are largely good?