Attitude is everything these days, even employment interview processes have assessments and scenarios built in to see whether their attitude is, positive, negative, ambivalent, undecided, purposeful etcetera when problem-solving and interacting with others.
In some Buddhist teachings the source of all happiness is by having a positive outlook on life. If you have a positive attitude most of the time you are less likely to suffer or hardships as negative, instead they become character building experiences.
Values like empathy, compassion and gratitude come from a place where you feel you can freely give, share, acknowledge and so on. With a positive attitude you can be happier, more resilient, and less depressed.
The latest self-help craze, fad, can be summarized as waking up, going to work expecting the best, something positive and in all likelihood it will happen. Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple, there are a lot of other factors but a positive attitude is a critical part.
So how do you know whether you have a positive attitude? One of the ways you can tell you’re on the right path is by words you use, what others might say of you, or how you would characterize yourself if asked;
These are all words a positive person would use, versus the flip-side of the coin, a negative attitude, which would involve words like:
When these aspects and qualities are compared, it is easy to see how positive attitude will be more enabling and negative attitude more destructive.
It’s not black and white there is no totally positive or negative attitude, there are varying degrees, the secret is to try and have a positive attitude about as much as you can, sure, you’re going to fall off the wagon but you just need to jump back on.
A positive attitude all starts with getting out of bed and being deliberately more positive it to attract the best things in life towards you and enjoy the fruits of your labor. (at least according to Oprah and the author of The Secret).
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