Attitude – The Magic Word

 

What is your attitude? Googling attitude you can find a definition like this.“a settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behavior.” Earl Nightingale described attitude “as a composite of your thoughts, your feelings and your actions”.

Growing up as a child and going through school you were told to have a good attitude. I always took it to believe that I had to behave a certain way. If you don’t understand attitude, then how can you improve it?

Understanding attitude can change your results faster and more dramatically than anything else.  In fact William James said “ the greatest discovery of his generation was that you could alter your life by altering your attitude of mind”.

Really think about where your attitude is set right now. You can have an outward positive attitude but can  still have a negative mindset.  This does not mean that you are a negative person. It means that whenever you are operating from a place of lack or limitation you are operating with a negative attitude.   While you have one thing in your mind you have another thing happening physically and the results you desire won’t show up for you. When you express yourself you can be coming from past, present or future. You want to train your attitude to be focusing on the future, where you want to be, and be an expression of the good that you desire.

You have 3 parts of the personality – your thoughts , your feelings and your actions.  Your attitude is a composition of these things. Now this is critical that you understand it.  Its not just one thing, its all of these parts that make up your attitude.  It’s a bit like making a cake.  You don’t make a comment that its great flour, great eggs, you comment on the whole cake and say that it is great cake. To change and improve your attitude you really have to explore and understand those three ingredients – thoughts, feelings and actions.

You can do this for all areas in your life but lets get you started with your attitude, specifically around money. If you are in business you want to be increasing the bottom line – your profit.

Become aware of where you are right now. That is part of the problem. You are limited in your beliefs and attitude.

What is your attitude towards money like? Give yourself a rating out of 10. Then what we are going to doing is take each part of your attitude and brainstorm all of what makes up the whole.

What are you thoughts around money?

What are your feelings around money?

What are your actions around money?

Really take some time to write this all down. It is really important to get it down on paper or type it out because this causes you to think. Divide an A4 page into three and write the headings thoughts, feelings and actions.  And as you are doing this you may find thoughts in your mind that you weren’t even aware of that are hidden in the subconscious part of your mind. This is such a brilliant exercise to do. This will allow you to grow your awareness around your money attitude.

Once you’ve done that reflect and revise your answers. The next part is where the mindshift will occur.  Now I want you to write out where you want to be.  The money that you want to be earning in your business.

What thoughts do you need to be having to achieve this?

What feelings do you need to be having to achieve this?

What actions do you need to be taking to achieve this?

All in all this exercise can will take you 5-10 minutes maximum.  But will cause the biggest mind shift in attitude and allow you to become aware of the changes that you need to make to become more profitable in business

Your attitude is a choice.  Until now you have probably not even been aware of many of your thoughts, feelings and actions that have been programmed into your subconscious mind, particularly in regards to your paradigm around money.

Remember some of your current attitude is the c0mposite of another persons set of beliefs and habits that have been passed on to you.  Many successful people have had a healthy attitude and belief system around money and that’s why they are successful with their business and money. Others made decisions to change their existing paradigm and at many times were unaware that they had done this.  You are now going to be aware of what you need to change here and realize that you can continue to do this.

Attitude is the reflection of a person and the world mirrors our attitude “ Earl Nightingale