You may not realize this, but having a negative attitude affects every aspect of your daily life. From home to the workplace to your own internal drive – your attitude is the common denominator in all of it.  What do we do when a bad attitude is not just a sign of a bad day but a recipe for failure?

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Identify it now. If your mind isn’t right, then your day at home and at work is going to go wrong. Having feelings of self-pity, stress, and helplessness are proven to deplete your overall mental health. A bad attitude has also been proven to lead to bad habits, such as unhealthy eating, laziness, and overspending. These things not only affect your mental health, but your relationships with others, your work, and the time you spend unwinding. Without these areas of your life being positive, failure is the only option.

Yes, I know it’s hard to roll out of bed Monday morning or after a particularly hard work week. We’ve all been there. What may shock you though is the impact of your attitude on your success. Stop for a minute and take a look at those around you…the people who are more successful usually have a positive attitude.

Fortunately, there is room for improvement. You don’t have to have a bad day today or tomorrow or anytime this year. You control the ability to create your own recipe for success. To gain a more positive outlook on life, here are some steps you can take:

  1. Identify what makes you pessimistic right now. It could be a molehill or a mountain, but either way it has to be dealt with if you want to see any progress. If you need help getting through it – GET HELP!
  2. Surround yourself with people that lift you up. You may need a push, or even a shove, but this motivation from others will play a vital role in changing your attitude. Who you hang out with GREATLY affects your outlook on life.  Sadly, the old quote is true, “bad company corrupts good character.”
  3. Have hope. Changing a mindset is a process, and not one that comes easy to most people, but having faith in the process is one step closer to your desired goal.

You may not be able to change your circumstances, but you can change the way you react to them. Your attitude is a little thing that can make a world of a difference.

If your team is struggling with an empowerment mindset and periodically finding themselves back on the depletion, stressed, failure train, enroll them in The Team Empowerment Academy http://hiringandempowering.com/the-team-empowerment-program-registration/ so we can get them on a consistent track to seeing the results of a recipe for success!