I have learned that attitude matters in a leader’s life. Attitude can have an impact for good or for bad. It can either positively or negatively impact an individual’s life. It is important to remember that we always have a choice when it comes to the attitude we will have. In fact it’s one of the most important choices we make, to have a positive and good attitude. I have to agree with Chuck Swindoll when he says this about attitude,
“Attitude, to me, is more important than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. We are in charge of our attitude”
Attitude is important in a leader’s life because it determines,
- Their behavior.
- Their influence.
- Their growth.
- Their actions.
- Their perspectives and outlook.
- Their impact
- Their relationships.
- Their situations.
- Their promotions.
- Their team culture and environment.
- Their success.
Since our attitude determines so much of our life then we should daily manage our attitude. This might mean on days we will need to fake a good attitude until it either causes us to start having a good one or until the end of the day. Or determine not to let situations or circumstances impact our attitude. A good way to do this is to remember what Psychiatrist William Glasser says,
“If you want to change attitude, start with a change in behavior. In other words, begin to act the part, as well as you can, of the person you would rather be, the person you most want to become.”
Question: How do you daily manager your attitude?