The Right Attitude
Having the right attitude can make the difference between success and failure. It doesn't matter if you're dealing with the business world or your own family; the right attitude counts, and a good leader not only displays the right attitude at all times, he does his best to encourage the right attitude in others. Having the right attitude motivates other people to change their negative thinking and come over to your side. Remember, people want to succeed, but sometimes obstacles get in their way, resulting in the wrong attitude. If you encounter someone with the wrong attitude, it's your job as a good leader and manager to figure out what's wrong, and to correct the problem.
Here are four characteristics that should be part of your daily attitude: Optimistic, Objective, Deliberate, and Determined
Optimistic - Optimism is crucial to creating a good life for yourself. No matter what has happened in the past, the future is yours to influence. Good things are going to happen to you. There is a connection between the effort you make today and the success you find tomorrow.
Objective - Be honest with everyone, especially yourself! Admit when you mess up, and give yourself credit for doing well. Being honest will help your self-esteem, and contribute to good personal relationships. If you are not willing to look at conditions objectively, then you cannot make good decisions.
Deliberate - If you are being honest with yourself, you will recognize some of the behaviors that are holding you back. These behaviors probably are habits that you must make a conscious effort to change. Focus on them and intentionally cultivate good habits.
Determined - Where being deliberate means being very intentional about your actions, being determined means being tough-minded about them. There is no point in giving up. Giving up makes you feel like a helpless loser. If you don't reach your goals on the first try, look for other ways to achieve them.