What is Attitude?
April 16, 2014 @ 11:30 am by ACT
Excerpt from The Top Performer’s Guide to Attitude:
I heard a mother in the grocery store the other day say to her 6-year-old, Don’t give me any attitude.” What in the world does that mean? What is this attitude thing we are all so concerned with? Oh, we know it when we see it. When someone is “giving us attitude” we can definitely feel it (and usually don’t like it because it is a negative attitude. One the other hand, most of us love someone with a genuinely positive attitude. Now, we are not talking about the person who just pretends to have a great attitude, but rather individuals who you enjoy being around because they are so inspiring and uplifting. This type of person is well-loved, memorable, and effective and gets the job done. This person is a top performer.
Take a quick look at the thesaurus, you will find the following words related to attitude:
The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary adds more to this list, defining attitude as
- ” a position assumed for a specific purpose”
- ” a mental position with regard to a fact or state”
- ” a feeling or emotion toward a fact or state”
These definitions tell us that attitude is related to your entire being. It is how you think, how you feel, and how you act. Attitude represents that connection between mind, heart, and body. For that reason, we are not going to focus on what you are saying to yourself. Rather, we will attempt to help you align your entire mind-set as well as your feelings and actions with those of a top performer.