Monday, June 27, 2011
Attitudes are the established ways of responding to people and situations that we have learned based on the beliefs, values, and assumptions we hold. Our attitude is what drives our behavior. Your body language is determined by your mental attitude as well. Your attitude sends a clear message to others about what type of mood you are in. When our attitude is good, our body language will reflect that causing us to smile more and look at situations positively. Almost always you have a choice on what attitude to adopt. There is nothing in a normal work situation that dictates that you must act in one way or another. If you feel angry about something that happen, for instance, that's how you choose to feel. Nothing in the actual event itself makes it absolutely necessary for you to feel that way. It is your choice, and since you do have a choice most of the time you will be better off if you choose to react in a positive rather than negative way.
Author Charles Swindoll wrote "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is… more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do…The remarkable thing is that we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it." Very strong words indeed.
We cannot control the things that happen to us in life, but we can control our attitude. Lets continue to have a good attitude, those attributes will rub off on others and set a positive example for children.