Attitude is everything?

“Attitude is everything”? If now you’re thinking “yeah, everybody knows it, just give me a break already, it’s overrated”…well, from my personal experience I can tell you it’s not overrated. Attitude is what builds reputation, is what brings attention to you, is what tweaks the result of your encounter with ‘misfortune’, is what makes a difference at the end of the day – maybe you and I shared the exact same experiences today but one will go to bed feeling all miserable and depleted and the other is struck with how today’s lessons just enlightened him or her. That mental angle constitutes the difference in perception.

The right one is the one that leads you to feeling good about yourself. Yeap, it’s that simple. Perhaps even simpler is to spot the wrong one – if the results you are getting are not those desired and you don’t find gratitude in your life there you have it, right in your crosshairs. Furthermore, attitude can get you hired or fired. There are people with whom I’ve worked in the past and very good at what they did but with whom I’ll never consider collaborating again and that simply due to their attitude. Always try to find out how you are perceived by others objectively just to have it clear, in case you don’t, on the kind of attitude you are pumping into your engines. Sometimes that can be quite an easy task – if people are fond of talking and sharing stuff with you, asking for your help or opinion then you are on the right track.

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Can Akdeniz

Can Akdeniz is the author of seven books and founder of Business Hacker, a popular business blog. His books such as Go Nuts, Cool Boss, Happy Company and MBA 2.0 have changed how people think about business, productivity and work.