Set yourself up positively, strive for originality, find reasons to be grateful, and success will not be long in coming.
The inner attitudes and attitudes to certain events largely determine our life. The famous American speaker and author John Maxwell said: “Your life depends 10% on what happens to you, and 90% on how you react to it.
How Internal Attitudes Determine Success
Not everything in the world is within our control. Often chance intervenes and ruins all our plans. But there is something that is almost always in our control: our view of the world and our reactions to all kinds of events. These inner attitudes influence our actions, and our actions influence our success.
Think of your acquaintances who are constantly dissatisfied with something and complaining about fate. It is unlikely that many of them can be called a truly successful people. More often than not, it is their dissatisfaction with their lives that makes them scoff and laugh at other people’s attempts to succeed.
A positive outlook on the world and the right attitudes in life, on the contrary, move them forward. This inner warmth is also noticed by others, so someone who radiates it has a much better chance of making good friends and making useful connections. Look at the famous billionaires-they never sit as if they are just sitting in a corner, but inspire others to perform heroic deeds.
What attitudes it pays to incorporate into your life
1. Setting a positive attitude
If you imagine your worldview as a pyramid, it would be based on a positive attitude that is inextricably linked to new opportunities.
Negative pessimists usually have a stable and completely inflexible view of the world. They are closed to everything new and unexplored. Positive optimists, on the contrary, love and welcome innovation and creativity, which means they have a much better chance of reaching the next level in any area of life.
It can be difficult, but try to look for the pluses in everything that happens in life, and keep a positive attitude.
Fired from your job? Yes, it will be difficult, but now you have the opportunity to “rebuild” your career and try something completely different.
Have you broken up with the person you love? You may be lonely, but you will learn a lot about yourself, and this will definitely help in the future.
Behind every unfortunate event there is an opportunity – find it.
2. Setting yourself up for gratitude
In today’s world, it’s hard to refrain from making comparisons. Some are angry that they don’t have as much luck in their work as the people they know. Someone worries that, unlike his friends, he has a complete collapse in his personal life.
Many young people and adolescents have few real role models around them. Moreover, they often hear from their parents: “Don’t jump over your head. What do you want! Others have tried it, and it didn’t work out, and you’re special”. All of this makes you think that it’s almost impossible to make your life better.
If the comparison monster is not taken by the throat in time, it will ruin your life. And it can be defeated with daily gratitude. Stop giving all your attention to what you don’t have and start appreciating what you do have.
You can keep a gratitude diary and every day write down at least three things that happened during the day and for which you are grateful to life. Gradually this inner attitude will become an integral part of the personality.
3. Setting yourself to be extraordinary
Helpful internal attitudes are always a choice. We are genetically predisposed to be negative and expect the worst. This is the same self-preservation instinct that we inherited from our distant ancestors. Although we have no need to hunt the mammoth in today’s world, our brains continue to look for danger. So we need to make an effort to choose positivity and gratitude every day.
Another component to add to these two attitudes is the desire to become outstanding, one of the best at something. Being positive and being extraordinary go hand in hand. When you find what you can do really well, you will become calmer and more confident, and therefore more optimistic.
Do not forget that you must really like this activity, otherwise it is unlikely to bring a charge of positivity. It is difficult to enjoy life when you do something that does not bring pleasure.
Think of the great athletes. They tend to be competitive, a little arrogant, but they are used to keeping a positive attitude. These character traits open them up to new opportunities that reinforce their desire to become the best at their sport. On the road to greatness, they become confident and grateful for success, which fuels their faith in themselves. And this cycle is constantly on-going.
That’s why positivity, gratitude and originality are inseparable-they help an individual to open up and become a better person. Our worldview is the key to a conscious and successful life. Turn this knowledge to your advantage and internalize as many helpful attitudes as possible. They will constantly and without delay lead you forward.