My Thoughts on Attitude – A Growth Mindset
Attitude is the way you think… Your attitude is
something other people can actually see.
They can hear it in your voice, see it in the way
you move, feel it when they are with you.
Your attitude expresses itself in everything you do,
all the time wherever you are.
Posted below are two compositions on attitude which reflect my thoughts on this subject. I have each of them hanging up in my classroom and office to review often.
The authors are unknown to me or I would give them credit for the work.
Attitude is Everything
Positive attitudes always invite positive results.
Negative attitudes always invite negative results.
Attitude makes a difference every hour, every day,
in everything you do for your entire life.
What you get out of each thing you do will
equal the attitude you have when you do it.
Anything you do with a positive attitude will
work for you. Anything that you do with a negative
attitude will work against you.
If you have a positive attitude, you are looking
for ways to solve the problems that you can solve,
and you are letting go of the things
over which you have no control.
You can develop a positive attitude by emphasizing
the good, by being thought-minded, and by refusing defeat.
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think of you or say or do. Attitude is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company… A church… A home… An individual.
The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. 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% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so, it is with you…
Closing Thoughts and Gratitude Expressed
I firmly believe and have experienced firsthand, that to foster a positive attitude you need a growth mindset. After reading Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, given to me by a caring boss, my whole outlook on life changed. It took me two years to get my head around this paradigm, but I finally was able to accept and develop a growth mindset. I am forever grateful to Emily Swan and Carol Dweck for helping me to change my life for the better!
WE ARE IN CHARGE OF OUR ATTITUDES… SO CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT THINGS AND THE THINGS YOU LOOK AT WILL CHANGE!
Images – Post image: “Attitude” by drewmaniac is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.