TIP TUESDAY: Transform Your Attitude for Success

{excerpted from an article by D’Vaughan Bell for Lifehack online}

Do you constantly think about living your dream? Everyone faces doubt or negativity at some point. It’s important to remember that your attitude is the difference maker in determining whether your dreams become a success or failure.

Zig Ziglar once said,

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. 

Your mindset impacts everything you do and may even hold limitations on what you can do. When you have a negative attitude, you will subconsciously manifest or spread negativity into your way of thinking, your work and even the people closest to you.

On the other hand, having the right attitude for success will make you more receptive to new ideas, think of better ways to overcome challenges and you will start noticing more new opportunities.

From personal development tips to productivity, how are you supposed to know which techniques you should apply and which will lead you down the path of success?

There are countless tips available but these 16 methods will keep you positive no matter what challenge you face and help you create the right attitude for success.

16 promising ways to change your attitude

1. Take a vacation!

2. Study the habits of successful people.

3. Make a daily list.

4. Eliminate needless interruptions.

5. Organize and prioritize.

6. Surround yourself with positivity.

7. Get rid of negative people.

8. Listen to teaching tapes in the car.

9. Utilize waiting time.

10. Eat for positivity.

11. Make time for exercise.

12. Use positive words and affirmations.

13. Avoid people who drain you.

14. Improve your social skills.

15. Schedule more time for yourself and family.

16. Learn to say NO.

No one said it better than Maya Angelou,

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

Your attitude is rooted in your beliefs and doesn’t shape overnight. It forms over a lifetime and is shaped by your approach and reaction to every situation.

4 Quick Steps:

  1. Put it to paper. It does not matter how high your goals seem, write them down. Be sure to set goals that balance your life. Set goals for every area of your life “ spiritual, marriage, family, financial, career, health, education, and leisure goals. Only set goals that inspire you. You will need the fuel of enthusiasm to drive you to your destination.
  2. Prioritize. What do you want to tackle first? Put your goals in numerical order, from your priority to the last.
  3. Chop it down. Break down each goal into bite-size pieces. What do you need to do to achieve your outcome? Be specific.
  4. Take action. This is the most important component of goal achievement. You have to do something every day that brings you closer to your goal. Remember, desire is no substitute for action. Only actions produce results.