Attitude perhaps is the most commonly used or abused terminology in todayØŒs business world. If you walk into a bookstore, you will find shelves filled with volumes written on power of positive thinking in the workplace, impact of positive attitude in personal or professional life, and how our attitude navigates us though success or failure?
Unfortunately, with so much information out there on how to develop a positive attitude, very little consideration is ever given to it. Attitude is taken merely as a nice word which most people use thoughtlessly in their every day vocabulary.
The most useful definition of positive attitude I came across recently, defines attitude as a verb, an action; a way of living which is reflected in our physical, moral and intellectual approach to life and in our daily human interactions. Our attitude is the way we choose to see and experience our world. How we perceive reality determines how we behave. And our actions govern our outcomes ØŒ good or bad.
Positive attitude is undoubtedly a key prerequisite that any dynamic and progressive company looks for in a candidate. However, this subject hardly gets the attention it deserves, particularly in our educational institutions. Consequently, young professionals learn the hard way after entering their professional lives.
A common misconception about positive attitude is that it is often confused with enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is a reflection of hopes and dreams we have for ourselves and relates to the self only; whereas a positive attitude is what connects our internal self to our external environment. This link is what determines the course of our professional journey.
Try this, as you walk into your new office, take a few minutes to feel the moment. Look around you; take few deep breaths. You have just made history! This is what I felt when I was applying for call works anyways, this is the place which will always be reflected on your CV (think hard and objectively before you decide which company you would like to start your career with). Your positive attitude will enable you to look for opportunities in terms of how you can add value to this place and subsequently to yourself.
Therefore, work on your attitude by learning to see the bright side in every situation, while not ignoring what could go wrong. It’s all about finding a balance and this is the key to success.
but then again what do i know?