The aforesaid words from the holy bible talk about how human attitudes make a difference and today, I wish to throw some light on the same. What is attitude? As the dictionary defines it, attitude is a way of talking and behaving. However, its significance in our lives is much more.
Attitude is a way of life. We have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. As they say, the only difference between a good day and a bad day, is your attitude. We cannot change our past, or we cannot change the way certain people think. We cannot change what’s inevitable.However, the only thing we can possibly change to deal with situations better, is our attitude.
Attitude determines outcome. This truth is accepted by most of the successful people of the world, whether it is a doctor going for a surgery, or a businessman launching a new venture. It is attitude that provides them the winning edge. Thus, a correct and a wilful attitude is the key to success.
Attitude reflects behaviour. One’s attitude towards the other, determines the other’s attitude towards him. If one smiles at the other, the other may smile back; while if one acts hard-nosed with the other, the other is likely to snap at him.
Man is the master of his own destiny. He can very well manipulate his grief or happiness, by choosing the correct attitude. With a positive outlook, he can overcome his grief with ease, and follow the pursuit of happiness. This can be justified with a famous quote:
“He, who has so little knowledge of human nature, as to seek happiness, by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the grief he purposes to remove.”
Hence, in a nutshell, attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than the money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes or reality.
I am strongly convinced that life is, only 10% of what happens to me, and 90% of how I react to it.