Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Second Attitudinal Shower

Attitude is a choice

Yes, attitude is a choice. Like many others thing we do be it taking a daily shower or brushing out teeth, attitude is a daily choice. Attitude is also a habit. Repeated choices become habits and in this case a good one. A great attitude is a habit that is easy to break since we are tested all the time. 

We all have seen cases in others, even basket cases, of poor attitude. All we have to do is pay close attention when people interact. However, how well do pay attention to our own attitude? 

Attitude makes all the difference as it defines us and it opens the roads to great things, a great life. Is your attitude a winning attitude or a losing one? Our attitudes get tested all the time, don’t they? We may pass the written test. The question is do we pass the oral test in our daily interactions with others.

Here another set of attitude adjustments to perform on ourselves:
  1. Attitude is as an amplifier. Attitude amplifies our efforts. The strong focus on their strengths as well as in their weaknesses. 
  2. Fall in love with your life and your work. We all enjoy being around people that have a zest for life and love who they are and what they do.
  3. Use time more effectively. We all have distractions and those self-inflicted procrastinations. Time is more important than money. Don's just spend the time frivolously. Time is a synonym of life.
  4. Take calculated risks. Take responsibility for risks knowingly. Our fears are reduced in the presence of information.
  5. Plan to win. Planning is an attitude of the mind. Failing to plan is planning to fail. Don't just leave it to chances. The best way to deal with the future is to invent it.
  6. Unleash your creativity. Find it, ponder on it, release it. Ideas have consequences and a great idea is a self-esteem booster when followed by action.
  7. Be a change agent. The world is screaming for people with a great attitude, with concrete ideas, and above all, ready to implement them.
Have you taken another attitudinal shower today?

The purpose of the 7 Daily Nuggets is to teach us what we need to know to live a prosperous life; the things that we may not have learned or are not currently learning in church, school, home or at work. Let’s apply what we learn here and share these nuggets with others. We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)

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