A is for Attitude: the key to your success

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability” Harry F. Banks

In today’s world, it is not enough to say you’re interested in a job or want to keep a job. You must show it through your actions. In a job interview, you must show your interest by how you answer the questions. Interviewers and the companies they represent are looking for a sense of vitality. How do you react under stress? How well do you get along with other people?

In other words, companies try to find out about the person beneath the surface. They want to know what kind of attitude you have. Once you get the job, you’re expected to maintain a positive attitude.

But what is attitude?

“Attitude is the way you mentally look at the world around you. It is how you view your environment and your future. It is the focus you develop toward life itself.” — Author Unknown

Your attitude determines your altitude. Is the glass half empty or half full? It is really up to how you see it. Become an optimistic and you will always see the glass half full. Challenge yourself to aim higher regardless of your circumstances. How? By being resilient, that is being able to bounce back when adversity hits you in the face. Keeping an optimistic , resilient attitude will help you look at the brighter side of your circumstances and recover from negative situations better than thinking negatively.

How to make a positive attitude? You’re doing it now by reading positive material that will help you change your attitude from a pessimistic to an optimistic person, a magnet to people, good health and wealth. Invest your time and effort to learn new material, taking courses, attend life seminars that will help you become a better employee, a better and you will become indispensable to your company, a value to your community and loved by your family and circle of friends,.

Help is right around the corner. Go to your local library and sign up for classes and programs that can enhance your life. Check out your local community college for continuing professional education programs that can help you advance in your career and become a leader in your company or business. Whatever you do, act now. Watch for attitude signals that are negative, turn them around to see the opportunity in it, develop an action plan to make it happen. Be persistent, you’re on your way to your success.