Attitude NOT Aptitude Determines Altitude


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Each day we have the freedom to choose what our attitude is going to be. Managing this helps us define who we are, how we handle ourselves and how to deal with issues as they arise. There is no magical process, nor is it about being disingenuous. On the contrary, it speaks to the power each of us holds; when to decide how we want to engage with others and the influence it has beyond us. We do not operate in a vacuum and behaviors affect the group from the family to the organization.

Zig Ziglar said it best, “ We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way….I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it. We are in charge of our attitudes.”

Think back to situations where things were seemingly out of control and it was your ability to decide on the spot. How are you going to be? Were you able to step back and assess swiftly or did you react in a way that exacerbated the chaos? It would certainly be a more perfect world if we had all the information we needed to make the best choices, but we don’t always. What we do have is the ability to take charge of the way we respond and possibly do some prep work in advance.

Chuck Swindoll adds, “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than the past, than education, than money, than failures, than successes. It will make or break a company or a home.”

How does your attitude impact your altitude?

aving the right skills and the proper credentials will more than likely be key in whether you are brought on board for the position or not. Companies often hire on aptitude and experience and fire on fit and attitude.

Each day we have the freedom to choose what our attitude is going to be. Managing this helps us define who we are, how we handle ourselves and how to deal with issues as they arise. There is no magical process, nor is it about being disingenuous. On the contrary, it speaks to the power each of us holds; when to decide how we want to engage with others and understanding the influence it has beyond us. We do not operate in a vacuum and behaviors affect the group from the family to the organization.

Zig Ziglar said it best, “ We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way….I am convinced that life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it. We are in charge of our attitudes.”

Think back to situations where things were seemingly out of control and it was your ability to decide on the spot. How are you going to be? Were you able to step back and assess swiftly or did you react in a way that exacerbated the chaos? It would certainly be a more perfect world if we had all the information we needed to make the best choices, but we don’t always. What we do have is the ability to take charge of the way we respond and possibly do some prep work in advance.

Chuck Swindoll adds, “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than the past, than education, than money, than failures, than successes. It will make or break a company or a home.”

How does your attitude impact your altitude?

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