A positive attitude will take you further than genius. Genius is intelligence, while positive attitude is character. Genius is brainpower, whereas positive attitude is a mind-set. But the key determinant of your future is not your brain-set, but your mind-set. A person with an exceptional ability without a positive attitude will never fulfil his full potential. But a so called “average brain” equipped with a positive attitude can rule the world.
Zig Ziglar said, “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” Your genius has no future in an environment of a negative mind-set. It is the quality of your mind-set that will determine all the successes of your genius. Attitude, not aptitude, will decide your future.
A positive attitude is the life-blood of all the talents and abilities of man. Your brain-set will never take you beyond the height your mind-set is capable of climbing. Therefore, instead of bragging on and hiding behind your gifting, talents and abilities, begin to focus on acquiring positive mental attitude – gratitude, self-discipline, self-control, humility, diligence, truthfulness, patience, gentleness, faith, kindness, affirmation.
Ask yourself these questions: How do I make people feel? Do they endure or enjoy my presence? What kind of emotional experience do I create for them – painful or pleasurable? Do I simply bore them with my achievements, blessings, progress and never listen to their discomforts or pain? What is my reaction to discipline, correction and authority?
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude,” said Thomas Jefferson.
Begin today to build a positive attitude of the mind. Listen to quality motivational messages. Invest in great books on attitude. It is an essential ingredient in the success equation. When you do, you will begin to attract very resource, condition and people necessary to make your goals come true.
Keep living, loving and learning; and I will see you at the TOP!
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