How attitude can change your world
Why is attitude so important? Well, have you ever worked with someone, perhaps in an office, who had a terrible negative attitude? Do you remember how draining this can be?
The fact is our attitude toward life will be a major factor in how we experience and perceive the world. One way to think about your perception of the world is to imagine it as a map. Remember that a map is a guide and it’s not the territory.
In the same way, your perception of the world is not the same as the world itself. You experience the world through your senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. From these five senses, you gradually build your unique map and most importantly, these senses are filtered through your attitude into your experience. Your attitude has the amazing ability to completely re-organise your map of the world and change your experience.
For instance, if we approach each day with an attitude of gratitude then we can get much more value from our experiences. Anything that seems to be a problem or unpleasant can be approached with the question “what can I learn from this…what can it teach me?”.
Every obstacle becomes an opportunity, turning negative into positive. This also becomes infectious and I’m sure you can recall meeting a person with this infectious positive energy.
Conversely, if we have an attitude that we are a victim and the world is unfair, then this will create a very negative and stressful experience for us and those around us.
It’s a simple choice that will be the difference between being positive and empowered or negative and unhappy. Which attitude will you choose?