The importance of attitude, with lifecoach Glen Johnson
It’s easy to say, “Change your attitude and you’ll change your life,” but how do you do that if you don’t know what to do? After all, if changing our attitude was easy why don’t more people do it? Especially if it means they could be happier, more joyful and much more successful? Changing our attitude doesn’t need to be difficult and, in fact, can be quite easy. All we need is to consistently practise a few simple techniques and we can be on our way. So, to get us started, here are some tips to consider which can improve our attitude to life and what it throws at us.
- Think like you want to be
It’s tough to be happy, joyful or successful if you don’t think that you are a happy, joyful, and successful person. Think it first, then do it! What we tell ourselves in our minds affects how we feel at any moment in time.
There’s no arguing with this one - research has shown that smiling has both psychological and physiological effects. So, put a smile on your face and you’ll be on your way to a change in attitude.
- Immerse yourself
Read books, articles, magazines that help you understand and adopt the new attitude. Watch films or listen to music that inspires you and encourages you to change.
- Change your actions
It’s hard to change your attitude if you keep doing the same old stuff the same old way. Do things differently to start thinking differently. There is a saying that if we always do what we’ve always done we will always get what we’ve always got. So its one thing talking about doing something but what really matters are actions.
- Change your environment
Make your environment reflect the attitude you wish to have. Create the physical space that makes you eager to change. Surround yourself with inspiring surroundings.
- Follow the leader
Find someone who already has the attitude you wish to have. Follow their lead, learn from their example. When you surround yourself by people who already have the attitude you want, it rubs off on you and you can learn a lot from them.
- Help others (and help yourself)
One of the fastest ways to change your attitude is to take the focus off yourself and to help others in need. Volunteering is a great way to do this particularly if you are not working at the moment and have time on your hands.
- Get a little help from your friends
Let everyone know what you’re doing and enlist their support to help you change and give you ideas. The more you feel like you’re part of a group effort, the more likely you are to be successful.
- Get a professional
If the change you desire to make is a big one or is extremely radical, consider getting the help of a mentor, counsellor, or life coach. These professionals can reduce the time and frustration involved as well as provide you with many new ideas to help you grow.
- Be patient
Recognise that most changes occur slowly, over an extended period of time. If you don’t get immediate results, don’t be surprised and DON’T QUIT! Keep working, it’ll come.
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