Attitude Makes All the Difference

Attitude Makes All the Difference

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

A lesson from Zig Zilar:

Everyone that comes to you with a problem is not necessarily looking for a solution. Why? If you solve the problem for them, they will no longer be able to get attention from it. In addition, the people complaining or whining about the problem are often in complete denial that they are the problem, not someone or something else. The irony is that when someone is about to lose something that they have been complaining about, the something takes on new meaning and value. For example, the job they complained about every day they now desperately want to keep.

How do you change your attitude about something? Write down what is good (or great) about it. Until you are willing to take this step, you cannot move on. The eyes are the windows to the soul. Look in the mirror and say what is great about your job; e.g., benefits, salary, vacation, etc. Communicating what is great about your job is another way of demonstrating gratitude about it. Gratutide is the healthiest of all human emotions. Gratitude enables you to move from a fault finder to a good finder. Self-talk matters. You will not change anyone until you change yourself first.

All contents copyright © 2016, Josh Lowry. All rights reserved

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