-No amount of innovation can make a monkey to fly!
In business, I believe that the number one reason for success is high performance in sales. I also believe that the number one reason for failure in business is poor sales. Let me relate this thought to the topic of this article. Attitude is to life what high performance in sales is to business. Without high performance in sales, business will fail. Similarly, without a positive attitude, individuals will likely fail. I believe that a positive attitude is the ‘‘only’’ thing an individual needs on the ladder of sales success. I believe that other virtues are embedded in a positive attitude.
A positive attitude attracts positive things to the person involved. On the flip side, a negative attitude will attract negative things to the individual.
Folks flock around positive-minded people
Successful people who will take you to the next level in life observe attitudes before committing their time and resources. They spend time to discover your personality type before investing the needed commitment in the relationship. This is experienced a lot in sales and business world. Customers and prospects take their time to study the attitude of salesmen and their companies before investing in such organisations. Successful organisations train their staff on people management skills. These skills are needed to get along with prospects, customers and various stakeholders in the organisation.
Attitude is a major factor
The concept of attitude is a broad topic in life and business. It touches all the facets of existence. I believe that attitude is a major determinant in the journey of life because it affects thinking, feelings, emotions, beliefs and actions. Attitude determines how an individual will handle an issue. It determines the choices an individual will go for in a given situation. The strength with which an attitude is held is often a good predictor of behaviour.
Everything begins and ends with attitude. Your mindset, thought process, approach or manner will determine a lot in your life. Positive or negative attitude is seen the same way anywhere in the world. The man or woman who follows the path of positive attitude will likely end as a successful person; same way, the man or woman who decides to follow the path that promotes negativity may not end a success.
I have written and spoken so much about this concept. I believe that attitude is a major determinant of what anyone will become in life. A positive attitude will likely affect life positively, while a negative attitude will possibly affect life negatively. This is logical and cannot be overemphasized. It has been proven in many situations. Many authorities agree that positive attitude leads to success.
Sow positive attitude
People often reap what they sow; what you plant is what you will harvest. You cannot give what you don’t have. These are popular maxims. The natural law follows this sequence. A child who is attentive to his schoolwork will likely do better than his classmate who is not serious-minded – when they are appraised under the same circumstance. This is why I believe that success and failure are predictable. A young man or woman who will be successful in life leaves a trail. No one stumbles on success! Attaining success is a summation of positive attitudes, character, integrity, hard work and other virtues that lead to success.
Becoming successful in life is a long walk. The journey is made easier when you embrace a positive attitude. Legendary Zig Ziglar once said, ‘‘Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.’’ Dr Keth Herrel wrote a book and titled it, ‘‘Attitude Is Everything.’’ Dr Napoleon Hill said, ‘‘Life reflects your own thoughts back to you.’’ John C. Maxwell wrote, ‘‘People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.’’ William James once said, ‘‘The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” Thomas Jefferson said, ‘‘Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
Les Brown wrote, ‘‘Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.’’ My mentor, Brian Tracy, puts it this way, ‘‘Your life only gets better when you get better.’’ I agree with these experts. I believe that attitude is not just everything, but the only thing. Everything begins from the way we think and the way we act. Once the thinking and the acting are apt, then success will come. Therefore, if you want to change your outcome, change the way you think and the way you act.