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Motivational Monday: Twelve Points on Attitude

Sometimes taking a good look at our attitude can be a bitter pill to swallow but then again, it's usually the horrible medicine that works the best!

For some reason I've kept this sheet of paper titled 'Twelve Points on Attitude' with me no matter where I've gone in life. I can't even remember where I got it from, most likely during one of our career choice lessons in high school. I somehow always manage to come back to it. Number 6 is my personal favourite - I've used it at every single job interview when asked how I would deal with a customer/client.
  1. It is your attitude at the beginning of a task more than anything else that will determine your success or failure.
  2. It is your attitude towards life which will determine life's attitude towards you. Despite many people's beliefs to the contrary...Life plays no favourites.
  3. You control your attitude. If you are negative it is because you have decided to be negative, not because of other people or circumstances.
  4. Act as if you have a good attitude. Remember... actions trigger feelings just as feelings trigger actions.
  5. Before a person can achieve the kind of results he wants, he must first become that person. He must then THINK, WALK, TALK, ACT and CONDUCT himself in all his affairs as would the person he wishes to become. Repetition creates habit.IMG_5841
  6. Whenever you interact with a person, treat them as though they are the most important person in the world at that given moment in time.
  7. Attitudes are based on assumptions. In order to change attitudes, one must first change one's assumptions.
  8. Develop the attitude that there are more reasons why you should succeed than reason why you should fail.
  9. When you are faced with a problem... Adopt the attitude that you can and will solve it.
  10. We become what we think about... Control your thoughts and you will control your life.
  11. Radiate the attitude of confidence, of well-being, and of a person who knows where he or she is going. You will then find things happening to you right away.
  12. In order to develop a good attitude, take charge of your self and mind first thing in the morning. Do you wake up saying 'Good God, Morning...' or 'Good Morning God'?

About Hayley Reichert

Passionate South African in London with a 'glass half full' approach to life.