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Success principle story ~ Set your Attitude

Updated on November 21, 2018
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A freelance writer since 2011 and has been graduated from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, India


Attitude not aptitude determines your altitude
Attitude not aptitude determines your altitude

Success principles ~ Set your Attitude

An old man was walking along the road. While walking he found some people are working at a construction site along the roadside. The workers were trying to make a building. Out of curiosity, the Old man asked the first worker to whom he met.

"What are you doing?"

He replied with a tired face,

"What to say, I am making a living".

While inspecting their work, the old man came beside another worker. He again put forth the same question to him also

"What are you doing?"

This worker gets a little bit irritated and said.

"Can't you see what I am doing. I am working with the stones"

The Old man went around the upcoming building and met another worker. It seemed that the young guy is happy and doing his work with enthusiasm. The old man placed the same question to this young and enthusiastic guy.

"What are you doing, young man?"

With a happy and radiant face, he replied:

"See we are building a magnificent Church. It will be completed within a few months. Then come and visit us. Here you will find a very beautiful Church building. You will find many people here worshiping God. A lot of work is to be done here."

The young man invited the old man to visit the place again and worship God with him after a few months.

The positive change of attitude is must for the success

From the above old story, you can see the attitude of different people who are working on the same project. The people who have the right attitude is happy in what they are doing.

Those who do not have the right attitude will find it difficult to continue their life. Even though they all are working on the same project, they have a different attitude, a different perspective about their work.

Some think that they are doing the work for a living, for the food, for themselves and for their family. Some focus only on the things they are working. That is why the second guy said that he is working with stones. The third one's focus is on the outcome. "A Magnificent Church". He knows what he is doing and what will be the outcome. Sometimes we will find it difficult to go ahead with our life. Feeling tired and fed up with the work we are doing every day.

I remember the story of the Balloon seller on the beach. Whenever there is a slump in the sales the balloon seller would fill one balloon with oxygen and release it. When the balloon goes up to the sky, children who are playing around would see the balloon and the sales would go up. One day, as usual, he released a balloon. Seeing that one child come to him and asked this question "If you release a Black balloon, will it go up?" The balloon seller replied to that little boy, "The color of the balloon doesn't make any difference, what is inside the balloon is the matter and it is taking it up."

What is inside the men are taking them up and make them successful. It doesn't matter in which field they work or what kind of business they do or which place they live. Our attitude must be set right.

Don't forget we are responsible for our attitude. Whether it is positive or negative, we are responsible. We can see many people blaming their parents and spouse or surroundings for the negative attitude. To some extent, they may be correct. Positive people will attract many people to them. We all love to be with them. But negative people will find it difficult for them to keep friends and family together. They will face difficulty in their workplace.

When we realize that we are having a negative attitude, it is our duty to change the attitude and set it right. Blaming others and staying where we are is dangerous for us. Change! Move away from there! It is your duty. Don't think it is too late. If you choose to change today, you can live your rest of the life happily. Even if it is for a day, change and be happy.

Let us change for a better world.


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      9 years ago

      Attitude is everything! Nice piece.

    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India

      I do appreciate all the love and support people have been sending my way this week. The extra social support really helps. Knowing that people are finding value in these updates gives me more motivation to keep going. So thank you for that!

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      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks all for your visit and valuable comment

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      Michael Shane 

      9 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Great Hub! It is inspiration that more of us out there need in our daily walk in this short life.

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      drbj and sherry 

      9 years ago from south Florida

      Jacob - your well-written hub reinforces once again my fervent belief that attitude is everything - 100% of what we do and who we are. Good job. Wanted to give you a heads-up that I just wrote a new hub about choosing avatars and linked to you using your avatar as an example. 'Twas my pleasure and you can feel free to reciprocate any time.

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      Duchess OBlunt 

      9 years ago

      Very nice jacobkuttyta. You use some old stories to make some good points.

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      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Very inspirational! Thanks for sharing.

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      9 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Great hub. Good points that you make. God Bless You

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      Unchained Grace 

      9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      "Grow where you're planted." Just like a flower, we don't usually have a choice as to what environment we've been borne into. For some, this opens up the opportunity for a myriad of excuses for their inability to attain some level of success. For others, it is a testimony that they were able to grow and become successful DESPITE where they were planted. So, yes.

      In the final analysis, it really does come down to our inner self. Do some of us fail to plan or plan to fail?

      Great Hub and a true realistic portrayal of what's real.

    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks b2seeds, Wayne Orvisburg, jandee and cameciob for your visit and comments.

      May God bless you

    • cameciob profile image


      9 years ago

      Good lessons to learn in your hub. Looks like attitude and motivation are the right combination for success.

    • jandee profile image


      9 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Very sweet stuff, and although of a very different persuasion, I enjoyed your interpretation of the ancient stories. thank you

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      Kenneth Wayne 

      9 years ago from Alabama

      I liked this! But, isn't finding that thing you have the right attitude about a factor as well?

    • b2seeds profile image


      9 years ago from Jacksonville, Fl

      Wow, this article is very meaningful! Very well written and to the point. Extremely inspirational.

    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks MBP42 for your vist and comment

      It's encouraging...


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      9 years ago from have received my official license as a Pastor, praise God

      very accurate and nicely written, good point thanks for writing it is very encouraging

    • MBP42 profile image


      9 years ago from have received my official license as a Pastor, praise God

      very accurate and nicely written, good point thanks for writing it is very encouraging

    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks all for your visits and comments

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      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 

      9 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      Yes, it's attitude that makes the difference in our lives. Thank you for sharing this.

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      9 years ago

      Hi jacobkuttyta,

      Your success principle starts with defining success. What is success? Only by understanding its meaning can we hope to move towards finding success in life.Your attitude perception can have a direct affect on your dreams and goals. Attitude Perception forms a critical success factor for you to find success.Thanks for sharing this great motivate hub..................

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      9 years ago

      Success in life begins when you convert skill with ideas into skillful advantages. That's when you take your education and training and around it tie the pretty bow of a right attitude.

      Great Hub.

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      9 years ago

      Great article. Mental attitude is vital to success. Radiating happiness only helps attract more happiness into your life. Mental attitude is huge...

    • bwh1 profile image


      9 years ago

      Great story,

      reminds me of another one form a fisher man, may build a hub for this one after you inspired me herewith.


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      9 years ago from Anacortes, Washington/USA

      I believe you tied the second story to the first story very subtly, yet effectively. Thank you for sharing this. An excellent example of how our attitude and even our words promote life or death, and why we should choose life.

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      Gicky Soriano 

      9 years ago from California


      Two simple, yet powerful illustrations that drive your hub home. It's the air inside that counts for everything - attitude and all. May we be found constantly filled with the Spirit of God while we work in His kingdom.

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      9 years ago

      Your story made me feel wonderful. Thank you so much. You have changed an out look on my life today. Luv, Melissa

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      Rod Marsden 

      9 years ago from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

      Not bad. Two stories here when you get down to it.

      I can always picture success as a writer. After many years I am starting to picture success as an artist. There is joy for me in both.

      The balloon story is of special importance to me at any rate because I have a friend who works in a hospital who feels that balloons of every stripe can brighten up your day. My balloon illustrations you can see on my hubs came out of that friendship. She is also a church goer.

      Every journey begins with the first step.

      Keep on writing. And Merry Christmas!

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      Larry Ray Palmer 

      9 years ago from Macon, Missouri

      Great story. So many people meet with failure in life because they don't have the vision that the third worker displayed. If you can't picture success, it is a very difficult thing to attain. Imagine if Michelangelo had lacked this vision; David might still be a faceless block of marble.

      I also like what the balloon vendor told the boy: "It's what's inside that makes the difference."

      Keep up the good work... I look forward to seeing more great hubs from you.

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      Mauricio Rodriguez 

      9 years ago from Bogota DC, Colombia

      Attitude is the key that opens any door if we push it we self confidence, then we need to go through moved by our actions.

      Every step is a great experience, no matter if we trip.

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      9 years ago from Windermere, FL

      You have given us some eternal truths. Attitude is key in any accomplishment. I sometimes drag myself out of bed and don't feel well. If I change my attitude, I can change how I feel and make of the day a very productive and gratifying experience. Thanks for your great Hub. Don White

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      9 years ago

      These stories have so much truth to them. Your attitude towards life defines how you live it. I rather be part of something being built than just working on stones. Thanks for the inspiration.

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      9 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Love the stories - long ago I made up my mind to be happy - it works!

      Your hub is a great reminder to improve our attitude - great way to start the many new years!

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      nasus loops 

      9 years ago from Fenland

      This is a very inspiring article which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I hope in inspires others to enjoy life.

    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks Amanda Severn,

      Thanks for taking time to read the hub and for writing comment.

      Thanks a lot

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      Amanda Severn 

      9 years ago from UK

      I enjoyed your stories. They're very inspiring. Thank you.

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      9 years ago

      What a refreshing article may its intent become imbedded in all that read it, we might take it with us and use its message to start everyday. Wouldn’t the day go better then? Thank you for taking the time to express these thoughts for all to read

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      H P Roychoudhury 

      9 years ago from Guwahati, India

      " Let us change for a better world" - I like it . Thanks.

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      9 years ago

      Jacob, I see you have the right attitude writing this and all your other great hubs. Hope the best!

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      9 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Great, wonderful inspirational, energizing, uplifting and truthful hub. 90% of life is indeed attitude.

      Thank you jacobkuttyta. Gave me a good start for my day!

      Holiday blessings,

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      9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      I so enjoyed reading your article. The stories you shared illustrate your lessons perfectly. Thank you for writing this, it is inspirational.

    • jacobkuttyta profile imageAUTHOR

      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks @Kmadhav for your comment.

      It is inspiring me to write more.

      Thanks once again

      May God bless you!

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      9 years ago from New delhi

      Great inspirational stories defining the right attitude of person in life. This hub is very motivating for me . I am very happy to follow you and tweet this hub.

      Best Regards



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