Attitude and mindset are two different words but with precisely the same meaning. They are both created in our early life, upgraded and edited while growing up and, finally, when we reach some adolescent years, they are firm. Therefore, the same way we create them is how we can change them.
I have learned this definition of attitude a couple of years ago.
Or thoughts, feelings, and actions when continuously repeated will form an attitude.
What does this mean? It means, if you constantly think negative, you will feel the same way and, ultimately, your action will produce negative results. When a person starts with this process, a negative attitude will form and stick.
This sounds simple on paper. In reality, fixing the attitude is a long process. So, if you understand how it is formed, we can move on to these five simple steps that can help you to change your attitude from negative to positive.
5 Steps for Change of Attitude
To change our attitude, we must start with the change of thought. Therefore, the first thing you will have to do is to make a decision.
What do you want to change?
You know it is negative attitude, however, you will have to choose and decide on one area of your life where you have the worst attitude. For example, you may have a negative attitude for money and your financial life, or it can be love and relationships, or health.
Make a FIRM DECISION now! I am going to change my negative attitude in relation to ______. Health, love, relationships, money, politics, government… Choose one area to start with so you can successfully apply other steps as you move forward.
Second, Let Go of the Negative, Forgive Yourself
Just forgive and forget! Simple as that!
Don’t carry on with it. Leave negative situations behind you. Because, if you really want to change your negative attitude, this is a critical step.
Do something symbolic. Write it down on a piece of paper (negative thought), say to yourself “I forgive me and everybody around me.” Take a lighter and burn the paper. Watch it burn and feel good. This will send a powerful message to your subconscious mind.
Try to avoid and/or exclude negative people around you, because they are partly responsible for your negative attitude. It doesn’t have to be forever. At least until you create a new firm attitude.
Third, Associate With Positive People; Read and Watch Positive Material
When you leave all negatives behind you, you will probably be alone. Don’t be afraid. If you really want to change your attitude, this change will be natural.
Look around for positive individuals. If you know somebody somewhere who radiates with positive energy, who makes you feel good when you are around that person, go and make a contact. In other words, try to find a role model.
Understand that negative people around you were partially responsible for your negative attitude and you will see a value in finding someone who owns a bundle of positive energy. Slowly your subconscious will pick up a pattern of positive thinking.
You will be alone, which means you will have a lot of time. Don’t waste it on thinking over your past. Rather, read a book with a positive message, or watch some inspirational movies. Search for the positive everywhere!
Fourth, Believe in New You, a Better Version of Yourself
Faith, belief, love, and enthusiasm are key ingredients in your mind kitchen. Without these feelings, it is impossible to conquer a negative giant in your mind.
Meditation and visualization can really improve a process of creating a better image of yourself. Just close your eyes and daydream with me. Think of yourself as already being positive, smiling, happy, joyful, full of positive radiant energy.
If you will practice this at least once per day, soon you will notice a significant shift in your mind.
Creating a positive image of yourself, and impressing that image on a daily basis sends another powerful message to your subconscious where your old negative attitude is resident.
Fifth, Keep Moving Forward
In order to win this battle, it is essential to continually move forward. All four steps from above are designed to help you do so.
Remember, you are fighting against an old enemy; one which is there for a long time. Therefore, it will take a long time to defeat it. Here you have five weapons to help you to win over and conquer your enemy. Take them seriously and continually move forward, no matter what!
If you just stop for one day you can ruin your chances for success.
Earl Nightingale once defined the word ‘success’ in a best possible way.
“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”
How I Have Changed My Attitude
I didn’t believe I can do something with my life, I was living with my parents, working for minimum wage, sick, miserable, and shy. Series of events lead me to change that. One book changed my thoughts, with the help of one personal development program I managed to build faith and my positive image of myself.
Now, I know I have a healthy mindset because I can see it in my results.
I found my life purpose and started to grow business around it, I live in a healthy and strong body, I am communicative, I am building more and more positive relationships in my life, I have visions and plans for the future.
The big shift. And all it took is a change of one attitude and one by one the wave of changes have formed by itself. Change of thoughts, change of heart, change of action, and change of life.
Change Your Attitude Right Now
You have total control over your mind. If your life is not how you want it to be, it is because of wrong thoughts about yourself. Negative thoughts will bring nothing but more of the negative.
If you follow these five steps, you will take over the control over your life.
Repeat this procedure as long as you have to. Keep in mind that worry will only keep you where you are. Just relax, and without pressure keep reminding yourself that you are able, you can do, and you will do!
One day, you will find your attitude in totally different shape than it is now. I tried it, I fought for it, and now I know it.
Example of Winners Attitude
I am a lifelong fan of NBA basketball, and I would like to give you one example from the world of sports.
What we can see in sports sometimes is examples of a significant change of attitude. From losing to winning. Take a look at Golden State Warriors.
They managed to apply the same principles to change their group mindset and, as a result, they are NBA champions. Multiple NBA champions!
They don’t think they are losers anymore that is for sure. Moreover, with the new winning attitude, they attracted one of the best players in the league to join their team. Kevin Durant always had a winning mindset; he just needed a group with the same one.
I believe they had a great help from people who are professionals in their areas of expertise. As I have already mentioned, I managed to win over my negative attitude with help from books and programs.
To your success!
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,