It's ALL in the ATTITUDE

Attitude...........is EVERYTHING

What a person thinks about, he/she eventually becomes. It is called self-fulfilling prophecy.  Our mindset, article determines our approach to situations, how resilient we are in adversity, & we appreciate the successes in life.
What a person thinks about, he/she eventually becomes. It is called self-fulfilling prophecy. Our mindset, article determines our approach to situations, how resilient we are in adversity, & we appreciate the successes in life.
 Attitude determines why people born in the most abject circumstances, are highly successful &/or nice. Conversely, attitude can aptly describe why people born into the best circumstances are unsuccessful&/or the worst of people.
Attitude determines why people born in the most abject circumstances, are highly successful &/or nice. Conversely, attitude can aptly describe why people born into the best circumstances are unsuccessful&/or the worst of people.

Attitude is.......ALL

As a person thinketh, so shall he/she be. Yes, what a person thinks about and acts upon eventually becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. A person's philosophy is an apt reflection of who he/she is. In other words, a person's attitude influences who he/she is and what he/she will become. It also influences how he/she approaches life, what he/she feels about success, bounce back from failure, surmount life's obstacles, and celebrate life's triumphs.

Attitude is a strong component as to why a person born into the most abject and abysmal of life's circumstances become a phenomenal success and/or has one of the nicest and most positive attitude. It also explains why another person born in the best of all circumstances and the loving of homes become an unsuccessful person who develops a dour outlook in life. It also reveals why a person who is severely physically challenged have a deep gratitude towards life while a person who is perfectly healthy always find something physically wrong with him/her.

Attitude is a strong determinant regarding mindset. There are people of a mindset that is welcoming and highly anticipatory towards their particular circumstances. They view trials and travails as a lesson builder. They have an attitude of gratitude. They see every aspect of life as a teaching moment. They can laugh at myself when they err. There are others believe that all situations should be as easy and smooth as possible. They see difficulty as an insurmountable obstacle. To them, difficulties should never exist. who cannot stand any type of stress, they become totally unhinged. They are of the school that things must be as smooth and easy as possible. They see difficulties and/or obstacles as a reflection of them instead of life lessons.

A NEGATIVE Attitude Can Be.........TOXIC

There are people who see their endeavors as a long, uphill battle.They don't see the joy & goodness in anything. Their attitude would be described as a darkly morose gray. Everything SUCKS as far as they're concerned.
There are people who see their endeavors as a long, uphill battle.They don't see the joy & goodness in anything. Their attitude would be described as a darkly morose gray. Everything SUCKS as far as they're concerned.
There are people whose attitude can be classified as negative, even toxic. They view life as one big battlefield.Something BAD is going to happen! To them, positivity is only for the lucky. In ther minds, they are CURSED.
There are people whose attitude can be classified as negative, even toxic. They view life as one big battlefield.Something BAD is going to happen! To them, positivity is only for the lucky. In ther minds, they are CURSED.
Negative, toxic people NEVER see the positive/good in ANYTHING. They're always looking for the BAD/NEGATIVE. Even if the situation is good or postive, they will DISMISS or DISCOUNT it.
Negative, toxic people NEVER see the positive/good in ANYTHING. They're always looking for the BAD/NEGATIVE. Even if the situation is good or positive, they will DISMISS or DISCOUNT it.
Negative people really do not expect much from life. They even feel that they DON'T deserve the good things that life has to offer. They contend that they should be content with the CRUMBS that are dished out-and LIKE it!
Negative people really do not expect much from life. They even feel that they DON'T deserve the good things that life has to offer. They contend that they should be content with the CRUMBS that are dished out-and LIKE it!
There are people who MAGNIFY any negative situation they have encountered & experienced. They habitually view situations & circumstances, even life as half-empty, instead of half-full. Failures are viewed as destructive, never constructive.
There are people who MAGNIFY any negative situation they have encountered & experienced. They habitually view situations & circumstances, even life as half-empty, instead of half-full. Failures are viewed as destructive, never constructive.
There are people who turn filet mignon into beef jerky.They simply HAVEN'T the attitude of gratitude.They have the attitude of thanklessness.They simply CAN'T make good of a bad situation.They're ADEPT at making a good situation bad, a bad one WORSE.
There are people who turn filet mignon into beef jerky.They simply HAVEN'T the attitude of gratitude.They have the attitude of thanklessness.They simply CAN'T make good of a bad situation.They're ADEPT at making a good situation bad, a bad one WORSE.
If anything befalls negative people, they view it as a reflection on them; they see such calamities as the kiss of death instead of opportunities to reinvent themselves & begin anew.
If anything befalls negative people, they view it as a reflection on them; they see such calamities as the kiss of death instead of opportunities to reinvent themselves & begin anew.

Attitude..........the NEGATIVE

There are people who view their general circumstances as quite arduous, even daunting. To them, every endeavor is an uphill climb. They feel that the good things in life is always eluding them no matter what they do. They see life and their general circumstances as a deep, dark morose charcoal gray. They simply do not see any light at the end of the tunnel. Their state of being can be described from darkly purgatorial to hellish. To them, everything sucks.

There are people whose attitude can be described as negative, even toxic. They see life as a battlefields. To them, something bad is bound to occur in one way or another. This is par for the course in their minds and expectations. To them, positivity only occurs to lucky people and they are NOT lucky. They see themselves as unlucky. No, let's correct that, they view themselves as cursed. They believe that they are always under a dark cloud. They contend that they are in the 10th circle of hell.

These negative, even toxic people fail to see any good in a situation. To them, goodness and positivity are totally anathema. This negative and toxic attitude will affect in their dealings with events, situations, even people advertently and inadvertently. They will always see the bad in situations no more how good it is. In many instances, they will ONLY see the bad, never the good. Even if the situation and/or event is good, they will discount it, insisting that there is NO such thing.

These are the people who really do not expect much from life. They believe that good things will never happen to them. They also contend that they do not deserve the good things that life has to offer. They will always view their particular life situation as half-empty instead of being half-full. If they experience a failure, they will magnify it to the multillionth degree. They will loudly proclaim that this is an inherent part of their character and was to be expected. They also view failure as a chance destroyer and whatever was left of their aspirations and goals were destroyed by this failure.

Many negative people adopt an attitude that they cannot succeed either in their respective areas of choice because "it simply was not in the cards" or " they do not have what it takes to be successful". They believe that only certain categorized people or the elect are going to succeed. They will state that people like them seldom, if ever, succeed. They maintain that they might as well be content with what life gives them and make do.

Negative people can turn filet mignon into stale beef jerky. For example, a recent college graduate has looked for a job for 2 years and did not find a job commensurate with his/her education. He/she has to take a job far below his/her educational level, a clerical job. He/she adapts a negative attitude towards the job. He/she utterly detests the job, feeling that a rhesus monkey can effectively do the job with its eyes closed. In addition to hating the job, he/she feels that his/her co-workers are total untermenschen, unworthy of his/her "brilliance".

He/she sees his/her co-workers as annoyances, interfacing with them when absolutely necessary. He/she does the job in a half- hearted manner. In his/her mind, the company should be utterly grateful that HE/SHE graces the office. So what if he/she performs the task in a cursory and perfunctory matter, it is just a job, not a CAREER. In addition to his/her marginally satisfactory work performance, he/she complains about the job. Of course, he/she refuse to realize that his/her negative, even toxic attitude is affecting him/her and the workplace morale. Supervisors and coworkers know this. What this employee fails to consider is that his/her toxic attitude is adversely impacting upon his/her future employment and career opportunities.

An employee is terminated from his/her job through a fault of his/hers. Instead of viewing this termination as a new beginning to a new phase of life/career, the termination is see as quite catastrophic. He/she feels like a dismal failure. He/she further believe that all is lost and all hopes of ever having a career, even a job is destroyed. According to him/her, he/she is the worst of the worst. The negative person's attitude towards any situation which pertains to him/her is bleak. To them, any adversity is the kiss of death instead of an impetus to reinvent themselves and move on. They refuse to see any sort of adversity, failure, and/or any obstacle as life lessons that they can learn from. That would be too much of a stretch to them.


A Positive Attitude.................IS

There are people who see the good in many situations & circumstances.They even view the less positive aspects is part of the grand mosaic which is life.They see every circumstance & event as a precious gift & learning experience.
There are people who see the good in many situations & circumstances.They even view the less positive aspects is part of the grand mosaic which is life.They see every circumstance & event as a precious gift & learning experience.
Positive people maintain that life is what one makes of it. They further believe that one should adopt an engaged, proactive approach to life. To them, attitude & mindset is related to outcome & results. In, essence, GIGO or BIBO.
Positive people maintain that life is what one makes of it. They further believe that one should adopt an engaged, proactive approach to life. To them, attitude & mindset is related to outcome & results. In, essence, GIGO or BIBO.
Positive people refuse to adopt a victim mentality as far as life goes. To them, success & failure co-exist. They take responsibility for both success & failure.If they can learn from the latter, FINE. If NOT, time to move on-NEXT!
Positive people refuse to adopt a victim mentality as far as life goes. To them, success & failure co-exist. They take responsibility for both success & failure.If they can learn from the latter, FINE. If NOT, time to move on-NEXT!
Positive people have the knack to make lemonade out of lemons. They refuse to see failures & other obstacles as detours & hindrances. They see such things as challenges. They are the true alchemists of life. Their motto is, BRING it ON, I'M ready!
Positive people have the knack to make lemonade out of lemons. They refuse to see failures & other obstacles as detours & hindrances. They see such things as challenges. They are the true alchemists of life. Their motto is, BRING it ON, I'M ready!
Positive people know how to make THE MOST of their opportunities. Even if they are in less desirable situations, they use such situations as springboards to achieve  & get what they REALLY want, whether it is a job or anything else.
Positive people know how to make THE MOST of their opportunities. Even if they are in less desirable situations, they use such situations as springboards to achieve & get what they REALLY want, whether it is a job or anything else.
Positive people see life as an exciting endeavor & adventure. They aren't afraid of risks, seeing risks as integral & making life that much more interesting. They see life w/o risks & adventure as a living death.
Positive people see life as an exciting endeavor & adventure. They aren't afraid of risks, seeing risks as integral & making life that much more interesting. They see life w/o risks & adventure as a living death.

Attitude...................the POSITIVE

There are people who see the good in most circumstances and situations. They see in the joy of the consistencies and inconsistencies which is known as life. They love life and the world. To them, everything is a gift to be savored and appreciated. They know that situations, circumstances, and experiences are a series of ups and downs. However, they will never permit the downs to distract them from the beautiful wonderfulness that is living. They maintain that the less positive aspects of life as part of its grand mosaic. They strongly believe that it is the more difficult and less positive aspects of their respective situation and circumstances is what makes it very intriguing, complex, and oh so interesting.

Positive people are of the school and opinion that a situation and occurrence is neutral on its basis in most instances. They further maintain that it is WE who makes the situation and/or occurrence either good or bad by the basis of our perception of and general outlook on it. They strongly contend that life is what one makes of it. They strongly maintain that in order to get the most out of life and any endeavor which one undertakes, one must adopt a positive, fully engaged approach. They assert that attitude and mindset is related to outcome and results-good in, good out (GIGO) or bad in, bad out (BIBO). It's that simple.

Positive people refuse to adopt a victim mentality as far as their life goes. They see success and failure co-existing. They take credit for both their success and their failures. Besides that, they assess their failures and see what they can learn from them. If they can learn from them, well and good. If they can't learn anything from their failures, they refuse to dwell on their failures as they consider that to be a total waste of time and energy. Their motto is NEXT.

Positive people are quite adept of making a succulent situation out of a crappy one. It's all relative to them. They also have a rebounding resilience. They do not see failures, obstacles, difficulties, and other negative things as destroyers and hindrances. They see such components as enhancing and strengthening. They also view such components as challenging and what is life if it is too easy. They never, ever want it to be easy-they want some toughness in the ingredients of life. That is what makes life more spicy and......interesting. They want some tang with the sweet. They want it full throttle! They can see heaven in hell.

Positive people know how to make the most out of any opportunity. A recent college graduate has to take a Mcjob which is far beneath his/her educational level. He/she sees the job as a foot in the door. He/she wants to learn as much as the job as he/she can. He/she performs his/her tasks in an efficient and professional manner. He/she even volunteers for assignments beyond his/her job title. This positiveness is noticed by co-workers, supervisors, and/or other superiors. Within six months of his/her employment, a job commensurate with his/her educational level is open in another department. The supervisor puts in a positive word for the employee. In addition to that, one of the co-workers knows someone who has a more specific job more related to the employee's interest of study. This employee's positivity impacted on his/her future employment and career opportunities. As a result of the employee's good work performance at the Mcjob, better job opportunities came along. They are the true alchemists of life.

Positive people see any endeavor and/or situation as an exciting . They also love risks because they love to reinvent the wheel and face new challenges. To them, what is life if not an adventure. They do not want to be among the living dead. They are always going, doing, and experiencing. Those components are what keep them actively engaged and alive. They also believe in being self-starters. They are of the school either a person lets life happens to them or they make life happen. They intend to be fully participating in and being active contributors to life.

Attitude does influence  our expectations & eventual outcomes regarding life ...........for GOOD or ILL.
Attitude does influence our expectations & eventual outcomes regarding life ...........for GOOD or ILL.

Conclusion

One's attitude and mindset are influential as to how he/she approaches life, how he/she undertakes endeavors, and how he/she encounters and experiences situations. One's attitude even determines how a person feel about his job/career and other important things in his/her life. Everything starts with an attitude and mindset.

People with a negative attitude see everything as abysmal even when it is positive. They also tend to exaggerate the negativity regarding their circumstances. Because they seldom see the good things in their lives, they maintain that they are unlucky and/or cursed. They also view failure and other difficulties as quite catastrophic. They maintained that they do not worthy of the positives that life has to offer them. Their negative attitude and mindsets oftentimes incur negative events and occurrences in their lives.

People with a positive attitude see the goodness in many a bad situation. They know how to create positive outcomes even in the most undesired circumstances. They see life as both positive and negative. They view the negative aspects of life as necessary for growth and development. They have a reverence and appreciation for life. They believe in being proactive regarding their life. They truly exemplify the statement that life is truly what one makes it. Yes, one does become what he/she thinks about and conceives of for good or for ill.

© 2013 Grace Marguerite Williams

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attorneyhelp 3 years ago from US

To be a successful it is require every time....


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Thank you for stopping by and for your response.


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denise.w.anderson 3 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

Yes, attitude is everything! I have family members on both sides of this equation. Those who have a sour attitude, even when the good happens, are often in the victim mentality, blaming others for their misfortune and unhappiness. On the other hand, those who always look for the good are pleasant to be around. They care about others and want to make the world a better place. That is the side I want to be on!


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Thank you by stopping by and for your eloquent response. Negative people are the wet blankets. They NEVER see the beauty/good in anything. They are the great discouragers and soul destroyers. Yes, they have a WOE IS ME mentality. Positive people are simply joys. Yes, some people make a heaven and hell by their mindsets and attitude.


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LuxmiH 3 years ago from Fort Pierce, Florida

Yup! It is so important for us to always remember that our attitude is like a camera lens that filters perspective. The good thin is that every one of us has the power to ditch stinking thinking and be like the little ant who pushed over the Rubber tree plant in the wonderful song "High Hopes". Thumbs up!


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Thank you for stopping and for your response, it is greatly appreciated.


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

As a happy, grateful person who see's the glass half full no matter what, it makes me sad to know how there are some people that don't get to enjoy the fullness that life has to offer. Very informative article on Attitude. Thanks for the great hub.

P.S. Great photo's that really brings home your message


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Thank you for stopping by and responding.


salduvas 2 years ago

Love this hub. However, what about those who were raised by uber-overprotective parents? Other hubs here say that those children are destined to fail. I would imagine they would have to have a very resilient mind-set to overcome their upbringing and learn the skills not taught to them on their own.


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gmwilliams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Thank you for stopping by and for your insightful response especially regarding the overprotective child. There are overprotective children who do have sense enough to rebel against their repressive upbringing but they are few and far between.


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Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

This is a great listing of all the various attitudes people have. And you explained well how the differing attitudes affect one's outcome on life.

I have also become aware that we need to pay close attention to the attitudes of people we associate with. This is because negative attitudes can have a detrimental effect on our welfare. For example, toxic friends can disrupt our own lives. For this reason, your explanation of various attitudes is a very useful guide.


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gmwilliams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

This is true, we must be careful who we associate with.

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