MISSOURI, April 8, 2014 —One’s approach to life is all about attitude. Attitude is defined as “A mental position; the feeling one has for oneself.” This pertains to all aspects of life as well as our daily living.
There are two types of attitudes, positive and negative. These are the choices we have. Our inner selves do not really allow us to be fence-sitters in the attitude area.
Attitude towards how you think of yourself and the kind of person you want to be is key relative to the other aspects of living. You must always think positive thoughts about yourself. You are a human being with a purpose in life. This is also important from a parental standpoint that you can influence the attitudes of your children. Attitudes are infectious by nature.
Attitude towards your job is also important. How many times have you heard a manager say, “Give me an employee who is average but has a good attitude any day versus the intellect who has a negative attitude.” Those with a positive attitude are open minded and teachable. As a rule, they are team players. A lot of “we” rather than a lot of “me.” Attitude is easily identified by the fellow workers.
In listening to sports manager’s talk about winning teams, they talk about how the members get along-attitude-and they are willing to sacrifice their individual goals to provide a win for the team. Did you ever watch the bench and see the enthusiasm that is there? It’s one of sincere enthusiasm for the team and the sport spectators as well as the sports announcers and writers also sense that attitude. As a result, they are not only winning the league but truly are having fun. That enjoyment is infectious, spreading to players and fans.
Attitude is extremely important in maintaining good health. It is your attitude to how you will manage your health. You must have a positive attitude. For example, let’s say your doctor states that you must reduce your weight and give up the “goodies” to continue to enjoy good health or to improve a health condition. Usually, one as a rule gets an attitude of “poor me” and “why do I have to do this now,” especially if you are a senior. You have to develop that mental discipline to accomplish this health objective.
It won’t be easy, but you know that with a positive attitude and following the doctor’s orders you suddenly start to lose that weight, and you start feeling good about yourself and you are not afraid to get on the scales but now are actually looking forward to it. What a day when you are able to cross your legs and tie your shoe, when you are able to buy clothes that are not always army green-in the case for men-but be able to get those colored outfits and for the ladies’ Wow! Let’s go shopping.
Positive attitude is truly infectious.
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