Word-Of-the-Week #979: Attitude

May 11, 2023 by · Comments Off on Word-Of-the-Week #979: Attitude 

Attitude – a frame of mind affecting one’s thoughts or behavior. 

How easily do you overcome obstacles? Have you achieved measurable success in your personal and professional life?

This week features the first half of Why Attitude Is Important and 11 Tips for Maintaining a Positive Attitude,” by Indeed.com.

“Maintaining a positive attitude throughout your personal and professional life can help you find healthy coping mechanisms for stressors and challenges. With a positive attitude, you may be able overcome obstacles more easily, find more opportunities to express gratitude in your life and even forge actionable paths toward achieving your dreams. While fostering a positive outlook on a day-to-day basis can sometimes feel challenging, especially when you experience tension in your life, it’s a worthwhile endeavor to undertake. In this article, we discuss what attitude is, why it’s important and outline 11 helpful tips for maintaining a positive attitude.

  • What is attitude?

Attitude is the way a person thinks or feels about a specific person, place, action or experience. Similar to individual perspective, attitude encompasses a person’s particular emotions and the way in which they act toward someone or something. Attitude is a specific disposition that combines factors like beliefs, opinions, moods and emotions. Sometimes, attitude is referred to as an outlook or mental state that affects the way people perceive the world around them and the way they experience life, work, relationships and more.

  • Why is attitude important?

Attitude is important because it can influence your ability to move through the world. For instance, maintaining a positive attitude can help you achieve measurable success in your personal and professional life.

Your outlook can greatly impact your health, social life, earning potential, productivity, ability to overcome obstacles and more. With a positive attitude, excelling in these various domains of life can become a much simpler endeavor—creating enormous benefits that can significantly improve the quality of your life. Comparatively, if you maintain a negative or skeptical attitude, you may not be able to access the same benefits.

A positive attitude may enable you to reduce your stress level, cope with challenges in a healthy and productive way, achieve actionable goals and maintain overall mental and physical wellness. Therefore, it’s important to purposefully seek methods of maintaining a positive attitude throughout your interactions with others, time spent at work and in your personal or recreational time. While this can be a challenging task, especially in the face of life stressors, it can help foster noteworthy advantages in your daily life and lead to increased satisfaction in your career, relationships and more.

  • Tips for maintaining a positive attitude

Maintaining a positive attitude can sometimes feel challenging, especially when you experience stressors or come across obstacles. Despite this, being purposeful about cultivating positivity in your life can lead you to experience significant benefits, such as professional success and increased overall life satisfaction. There are a number of concrete strategies available which you can implement in your life to nurture a positive attitude and potential growth. Here are 11 different tips for maintaining a positive attitude:

1. Start your day off right

Beginning your day with purpose is an incredibly powerful way to cultivate positivity in your life. Instead of rushing out of the house without eating breakfast, try to wake up earlier in the morning and use the extra time to make it one of the best parts of your day. You may choose to start your day with any activity that brings you joy, relaxation and energy.

Participating in exercise, cooking yourself a healthy breakfast or listening to an audio book are all strong ways to start your morning. When your morning is more relaxed and productive, you’ll likely head into work with a calmer mindset and the initiative to take on the day.

2. Curate a positive workspace

It can be challenging to stay positive at work if you don’t feel comfortable in your office, at your desk or wherever you spend the bulk of your day. Try to lift your spirits by curating a positive workspace with calming decor, photos of loved ones, flowers or even aromatherapy devices. These items can help foster a peaceful environment, even at work. When you’re surrounded by reminders of positivity in your life, it’s more likely that you’ll be able to maintain a positive attitude as you move throughout your day.”

This week’s focus is on your attitude. Are you able to maintain a positive attitude when you experience stressors? How do you start your day? Rushed or Relaxed? Do you feel comfortable in your home and workspace?

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Word Of the Week #1: Attitude

March 29, 2009 by · Comments Off on Word Of the Week #1: Attitude 

Attitude: a persistent disposition to act either positively or negatively.

I believe being positive or negative is a habit. The first hour of your day is reflective of how the rest of your day will be.”

Now that's attitude!

Now that's attitude!

Are you choosing to start your day with persistently positive thoughts or choosing persistently negative thoughts?

Attitude is what you display to the world! Spend this week focusing on what message you’re sending.

My first experience with WOW was when I worked for the Houlihan’s restaurant chain. At every preshift meeting the managers would share a word or thought for the week. We heard it every day, and it was our focus for the week. I found it fun and very helpful when it came to serving my guests. And since we all serve someone, our customers, our family and our friends, I hope you find it helpful and fun too!

Reader Responses

“Kristen, our two-year-old Erin Grace, and I just came back from a few days in Door County to celebrate our eighth wedding anniversary. I have to say that my attitude coming back to work was positive. While it is overcast today and I am still feeling a bit under the weather, I looked forward to coming back to work and getting in the groove just before the weekend. We had wonderful weather in Door County, even though it was cooler than normal for this time of year. In addition to positive attitude, I believe the word relationships is important to remember. Relationships are what make our lives what they are. As I write this, I have a smile on my face. The big thing I have learned over the past 20 years is to be grateful for what I HAVE and count those blessings every day.” — Joe Moran


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The FUN-damentals of Believing, Achieving and Succeeding

March 28, 2009 by · Comments Off on The FUN-damentals of Believing, Achieving and Succeeding 

Are you challenged in achieving your vision? Do you need a clear picture and motivation to take action?  Create a breakthrough! In order for you to get what you want out of life, you need to have a clear picture and then you need to take action. In this highly entertaining and thought provoking program, Susan will take you through the process of:

  • Believing: Having the right attitude to succeed
  • Achieving: Connecting with and creating deep rapport easily
  • Succeeding: Setting clear and realistic intentions and goals

The FUN-damentals of Attitude: How to Turn a Positive Attitude into Positive Results

March 28, 2009 by · Comments Off on The FUN-damentals of Attitude: How to Turn a Positive Attitude into Positive Results 

In today’s world, having a positive attitude is often given as a secret to success, but how do you get it, hang onto it, and spread the fever to others? In this practical and pragmatic program, Susan Clarke shares with you how to remain upbeat to achieve your desired results.

Practical, Action-Oriented Steps

While many speakers simply talk in platitudes, Susan uses her trademarked humor and frankness to actually take you on a step-by-step journey towards changing your behavior. She first provides you with the tools to understand yourself. Then, she gives you the tools so that you can understand others. You walk away with proven ideas that will help you achieve your relationship goals with colleagues, superiors, family, and friends.

Shifting Attitudes Leads to Positive Latitude

The power of a positive attitude affords you maximum flexibility – you can adapt, change, and even evolve so that you can respond appropriately. And, with a new positive attitude, you can expect to:

  • Enjoy your work environment more thoroughly as you laugh and find the humor in everyday rituals;
  • Achieve a higher degree of team work and cooperation from colleagues;
  • Appreciate the differences and idiosyncrasies of family members, close friends, and life partners.
  • Realize work, personal, and relationship goals.

Long-Lasting Results

Susan Clarke’s programs stay with you long after the laughter has subsided. In fact, you’ll notice that once you start implementing your new tools, you’ll be in a better mood today and for many tomorrows.

Attitude is all about choice… make the decision today to have Susan help you change the way you think!