Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Attitude is an Inside Job...[28]

That's from Psalm 23:4-5

Attitude is a behaviour pattern, a position taken, a line of thought, a feeling, a settled behaviour showing an opinion of mind, a settled mode of thinking.

Attitude is a learnt pattern of behaviour. It is a daily choice and this develops into a lifestyle, behaviour pattern.

85% of the reason a person gets, keeps and performs well in a job, depends on their attitude and only 15% on their aptitude.

Attitude is a mind set. It is the way you look at things mentally. It is the way you communicate your mood to others. You can have an optimistic attitude, or you can have a pessimistic attitude.

Your attitude is never static. It is a continual, on-going process. It has been observed that normal, successful, mentally healthy people, regardless of age or profession, are not automatically positive. These individuals continually search for ways to maintain and improve their positive attitude.

No one can have a positive attitude all the time. Excessive optimism is not realistic. There are times when we do feel down, but winners are those who can regain their positive attitudes quickly. When someone jars your mental focus into a negative direction, those who are positive know that in order to bounce back, adjustments must be made.

A positive attitude is the outward manifestation of a mind that dwells primarily on positive matters.

An optimist is a fellow, who when he wears out his shoes, just figures he's back on his feet.

The Spirit stands for progress, and evil, by definition then, is that which refuses progress.

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