Life is full of surprises, and the adjustment of our attitudes is a lifelong project. Think about your destiny in business and life. It will never be determined by our complaining spirits or high expectations. In my business coaching practice and in my own life I had to come face to face with my attitudes.
For myself, self-employed business owners, entrepreneurs, solo professionals, corporate managers and all individuals our attitudes are what will determine in large part our destiny.
We Choose The Attitudes We Have Now
And it is an ongoing choice. And it surprises me, the large number of adults who fail to take responsibility for their attitudes. If they are unhappy they may something like, “I got up on the wrong side of the bed.”
If failure begins to repeat itself in their lives they often say, “I was born on the wrong side of the tracks.”
When their lives aren’t progressing while others and their family are still on the rise they may say, “Things would be different if only the birth order was different in my family.”
Whether you are running a small business or starting your own business it is a continual challenge to adjust your attitudes.
In all of the above examples there was one common thread. There is blame for everyone else or circumstances for their problems.
When a marriage fails they believe they married the wrong person. When someone else gets a promotion they wanted, it’s because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Yes, in the words of Rose Ann, Rose Anna Danna, “It’s always something.” It’s always something except for them and their attitude.
When John Maxwell talks about attitudes he has a great summary.
The pessimist complains about the wind.
The optimist expects it to change.
The leader adjusts the sails.
To be the leader in your life you must adjust your attitudes. The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That is the day we truly grow up. When you grow up you choose to be responsible for your attitudes and how you view your circumstances.
To have small business and personal success be the leader in your life. Adjust the sails. With the right attitudes you will create the circumstances to have the business and life you desire.