Attitude basically refers to the way a person thinks, feels or demonstrated by his behaviour. It is said that positive attitude makes one perform better than rest of the people. It is not something that is not built in a day or so but it takes years and years to develop one’s attitude.
How attitude is formed? The answer is simple all it takes to develop your attitude is the thought process that is carried out by a person in his/her childhood. And it is also the habits of a person that influences his/her character and this eventually will lead to demonstration of a person’s character.
Why do we need good attitude?
History has witnessed great men like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Abraham Lincoln who has some unique qualities that were differentiated from the rest of the people. Gandhiji had resilience and motivational approach and Lincoln had a demonstrated persistence, beliefs and courage. What they had in common was the optimism to ensure that even if a gauntlet is thrown to them they will fight against it with their iron will.
Habits as mentioned earlier are formed due to attitude. It is tough to break habits that are set for years and it is difficult to break them. Habits help in forming a person’s character. To establish a person’s character one has start from the child hood and slowly with immense efforts and polishing for one’s character formation. A character forms in the way you respond to the situation that comes your way.
This is exactly why Lincoln and Gandhiji could not have taken on the mighty powers in order to fight for their beliefs. It a human being’s mental attitude that makes a person want to work hard and excel in life. But there are exception not everyone has the ability to work efficiently and this stops them being an achiever and to be excellent. After all habits are defined by one’s attitude. Hardships are what makes person experience success and person who has all the amenities becomes a mediocre over time.
For instance, a girl from low income family gets to study for the entrance exams or even for government exams because she has the interest and passion to study higher and be a better person and contribute to the society. Whereas a person from big family always feel lazy and lag behind their studies because they don’t have work hard for even a day’s food, they have everything and don’t have earn like low income family has to do.
Attitude defines the personality of an individual. For instance a person who seems to happy and cheery outside may not be actually happy but to make both the ends meet he/she has to be positive and face the challenges of life that comes ahead of them but the mindset of a person is formed by repeated habits that one has.
Good habits of a person make him/her have a constructive mindset. And people who have constructive mindset have become great visionaries. But people who don’t inculcate themselves with good habits can have destructive mindset and they can be dangerous to the society.
Right attitude is formed through ethical values and basically positive approach to life. According to a recent survey by a foreign university, good attitude is responsible for 85% of a person’s /her success in his/her. Generally attitude of a person is formed based on their environment, family values and right perspective to resolve their problems.
And it is a person’s attitude that differentiates an optimist from pessimist. An optimist always looks for hope in every trying situations and a pessimist with an incorrect values and attitude view each situations they face with negativity. The main reason is, an optimist has the right attitude has over the time led to development of good habits.
The world has become a tougher place to stay despite better amenities and more access to technology for all of us because of the attitude of bad people. Even the peace of country has been destroyed because of bad attitude of people. It is good to flaunt the knowledge we have but factual knowledge is getting little significance if the person is not humble enough to correct himself/herself.
Even though many people in this world posses extraordinary talent and yet they lag behind those who have right attitude along with the ability to work hard to achieve their goals. So you can clearly see that everything in this world is closely interlinked closely. And it is this fact that is applicable for good attitude which in turn helps in developing good habits over period.
The fact is nothing comes your way easy in life it can only be achieved if a person has right attitude and has the desired character to be successful in life despite many odds that come in the way. As said earlier attitude makes habit, habit makes character, and the golden words have the ability to change the life of an individual can change the whole world too.
Attitude and thinking are both inter-connected with each other. Many researchers have proved this fact but there is still there are millions who are untouched by the soothing effect of these woods. Both attitude and thinking are inseparable from each other because it is part of our thinking. Attitude is the way through which we look towards ourselves.
It depends on the spectacles through which we perceive the whole world through we perceive the world and in turn effect the whole world. Attitude has acquired much weight age these days. A positive attitude is a blessing to the society and negative attitude cultivates negative curse.
For example, when a child gets late to school and the teacher reprimands him/her. If the child takes the scold in a positive way he/she will come early next time but if he/she come in late or don’t even care to come next time that means he has taken the scold in a negative way.
Difference is the attitude of the person. Punctuality should be cultivated habit from within the person. In general attitude has to be cultivated from within us whether it is a good person or bad person. Any work be it small or big can be completed by a person if he/she has the will and a positive stride towards it.
Cultivating good attitude takes place when a person looks at the situation at the bright side instead focusing on the dark side of the situation. Make sure that you see the problem/situation in a positive stride and be happy rather than being negative about it.
Similarly habits are based on repetitive action of a person. For instance if a child or a person has the habit of coming late to class regularly, it becomes a habit for him/her. On the contrary if a person spends quality time reading or writing it becomes a habit for him/her.
So good habits and attitude should be cultivated, molded from the childhood that does not mean parents need to be too strict. But there people who tend to disobey their parents even when they are lenient towards their children.
Family, education etc plays a crucial role in development of a person’s attitude and habits. As Abraham Lincoln once said “character is like a tree and reputation its shadow”. But most of us care about shadows and not for trees. A bad character can destroy can destroy the millions while the good character can create millions.
Attitude is equally as important as ability, it is basically settled way of thinking or feeling typically reflected in a person’s attitude. People who have positive attitude are always alive and bouncy. A person’s attitude reflects its attitude right from very young age especially during childhood. Parents can identify or understand every slight change in their child’s thoughts mainly through actions.
If a person is optimistic and always have positive thinking about life he/she can deal with tough situations in life if they have iron will and people who are pessimistic are more likely to fail in achieving what they want. As said by Siddharth Mukherjee, positive attitude and will power cures big diseases like cancer rather that a negative attitude.
A habit that shapes a person’s attitude, is formed from the soul of a person and this in turn forms countenance, nature, personality, temper, figure or in simple words the character. There is a vast difference between a person’s actual character and their perceived character because our perceived character has nothing to do with our actual character.
Our actual behaviour or character is personal it comes from within us but the character we perceive is based relationships and people who perceive us. Bad things do come in our way but how we respond to them defies a person’s character and quality of life. If we fight the bad with positive attitude and clear mind one can overcome the challenges that come as side effects to bad things.
A person’s mental and moral qualities are distinctive to an individual and that is how our character is defined. A normal human being carries the blend of his/her personal and perceived character. It is much more than we display in front of others. A person’s character is who they are when no one is watching.
As said by Father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviour”.
Hence, Attitude makes habit, habit makes character and character makes a man.