Developing a Positive Attitude

•Attitude is the way you communicate. Your mood to others. It is the way you look at things mentally. Attitude is the readiness to act. •Your feelings ,desires, fears, convictions, state of readiness. •External environment all combine together to form your attitude. •85 % of interpersonal problems are caused due to negative attitude or biased attitude towards others, whether at home or at work.

•Mental Postures • Guide to Conduct • Feelings and Fear • Frame of Reference • Predisposition of Behavior

ATTITUDE
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Attitude is everything. It’s the way you respond to life each day-all day. It’s the way you define and interpret your experiences. It’s the sum total of your beliefs, assumptions,expectations and values. Attitude is the way we look at the world through our expectations and beliefs.

Attitudes In Action
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Early in life, we imitate the attitudes of our parents,teachers,friends and leaders. Entering adolescence, we latch onto the attitudes of those we admire, respect or fear. In later life either we continue the adolescent process; or adopt the behaviour and attitude of popular sports figures, entertainers, or cult heroes.

Parents must be positive models for their kids. However sometimes parents slip into negative modes. When they do, their kids are the first to remind them.

Attitude affects productivity
On an average, we process 50,000 thoughts during the day. -Our thoughts affects each of our personality. -Affects our attitude and productivity. When expectations are positive - we are generous & helpful towards others. Exercise better judgement in problem solving,decision making and creative skills. When our expectations are negative, - We have less ability to solve problems - We feel insecure and emotionally fragile.

When Attitude Are At Odds With Behaviour
Sometimes attitudes and behaviour are not in harmony as they are supposed to be. we must find a way to realign either the attitude or behaviour and relieve the discomfort of what psychologist call cognitive dissonance.

We all need to perform an attitude check : •To take off our attitude shields •Evaluate the attitudes developed •Clean off some old attitudes and replace them with new ones.

Nothing happens until you mix attitude and action.

If Mother Teresa had stayed in her convent, the Missionaries of Charity would not have established 517 centres in 120 Countries.

The Psychology Of Attitudes

• Knowledge of Attitudes contributes to understanding people’s reaction. • Disagreements occur as attitudes influence the way facts are experienced. • The meanings and importance of things are determined by attitudes. • Prejudice is an unfavourable attitude • Interpretations of facts tend to support existing attitude. • Attitudes have an emotional content, thus emotion is likely to influence certain attitudes

ATTITUDE STRUCTURE

• Attitudes develop in the process of need satisfaction. • Individual develops favourable attitudes towards object and belief that satisfy his wants. • Many attitudes held by people lack validity, simply because they are not sufficiently well informed. • The individual has to necessarily depend upon the opinion of experts. For a child, experts are his parents; for a student, the teachers; for the writers, the books; for the religious persons, the pundit or priests; for scientists, the findings of the other scientist of the field, etc.

The Right Attitude
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Reality, risk taking and responsibility Imagination, innovation and integrity Goals oriented, greatness graciousness and

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Habits, good health and humor Time, thinking and trusting

The Wrong Attitude
Wrong attitude Characteristics: Worrying about things that can`t be controlled Rushing to judgement Overreacting Neglecting areas of control Giving up too soon

Our attitude dictates our actions
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We need to learn how to process thoughts and think in the way that benefit our lives. The illiterates of the future are not those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. The real trick is to internalize the necessity of lifelong learning.

ATTITUDE
Family Ethnic Group Class ATTITUDE
Attitude is pre- disposition state of mind characterised w ith consistency and definite direction

Mental Set Geographic Location

Attitude is a function of Environment, Organisational systems and group pressures

PERCEPTION

• People act as they perceive for • Perception is responsible differently by different people. facts being seen

• People's perception is determined by their needs. • The individual's perception is more influenced by his social environments then by his physical environment. • An individual perceives any situation or thing according to his frame of reference and attitude which develops from his socio-economic and cultural factors.

CHANGING ATTITUDES

• Can be changed by Education • Can be changed by Training

The following factors also play an important role in inducing change
• The Credibility of person trying to induce change • The age of the person who's attitude is to be changed • The cultural context in which the change is being induced

Attitudinal changes Are you finding yourself in this box
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Envy Ego and anger Imbalance Self pity Indecisive Critical in nature Inferiority complex

DYNAMICS OF POSITIVE ATTITUDE

Attitude Activator • Anticipation • Expectation • Hope • Confidence • Faith • Patience • Humility • Love • Belief

Personality Attitude In Action • Enthusiastic • Courageous • Optimistic • Cheerful • Sincere • Warm • Relaxed

Result

• Success • Recognition • Happiness • Growth • Admiration • Friends

POSITIVE ATTITUDE

• Life is “now” • Time to do what you want to do is now • Desire to achieve • Commitment to achieve • Capacity to get along with others • Clarity in target/goals.

POSITIVE ATTITUDE Key to Success
No Matter What Attitude We Adopt. The Flow of Life Continues But in the Moment We Do Have Choice About the Direction In Which We Lean. When We Resist the Flow, Life Becomes More Difficult. “Positive Attitude Means Leaning in the Direction in Which Life Is Flowing”

DYNAMICS OF NEGATIVE ATTITUDE

Attitude Activator • Fear • Doubt • Envy • Anger • Conceit • Self Pity • Suspicion • Indecision • Criticism

Personality Attitude In Action • Inconsiderate • Pessimistic • Weak • Cold • Sour • Irritable

Result • Worry • Tension • Frustration • Failure • Sickness • No Friends

Altitude is raised through
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Meditation Contemplation Prayer Spiritual exercise creativity Services

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Activities connected in some ways with the uplifting energy of life.

Attitude is lifted through
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Inspiring lectures Reading Seminars Therapy Support groups Books Movies

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T V shows Learning concepts and techniques that lead to an enlightened approach

A Positive Attitude

Building Positive Attitude •Look for goodness in people •Build a positive Self Esteem

•Avoid Negative Influences •Work on Continuous Self Development

IF YOU WANT AND IF YOU CAN’T - YOU HAVEN’T TRIED.

A Winning Attitude

Positive thinking - a mission since you have recently developed negative attitude
Do not under estimate your self .To boost your self confidence practice to say …..! that, l I am relaxed l I am a person of great integrity l I am a sincere person l I am courageous l I am enthusiastic l I am a confident person.

Positive thinking
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I am a smart and honest person I am a positive person I am capable of doing all the things I give results I Can win

Attitudinal changes (How to overcome)
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Winners recognise their limitations but focus their strength. Losers recognise their strength but focus their weakness Do not ever fight with pigs , you will get dirty. All success stories are stories of failures

What U should do
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Don’t be a complainer Do not express in negative ways always start with positive nods Do not wait for and expect response put smile on your face ( it gives face value)

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Practice enthusiasm Avoid arguments arguments comes out of ego and negative attitude ( This is a positive attitude)

Winners Vis-à-vis losers
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WINNER winners say “if it is to be it is up to me” Winners translate dreams in to reality Winners says lets fine out. Winners are not afraid of losing

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LOSERS I cant help it Translate reality in to dreams Losers says no body knows Losers are afraid of winning

Winner vis-ve-vis losers
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A winner works harder than losers Winners make commitment. A winner does it A winner sees opportunities Winner feels more responsible far more than his job

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Loser is always too busy Loser makes promises A loser talks about A loser sees problem A losers says I only work Loser expects failure

Mind it well !
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A person who is afraid of mistake does not take decisions Weak people can never been sincere Cowards can never practice honesty All success stories are stories of failures Keep your self esteem high (self esteem = how you feel about yourself)

Mind it well !
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You are responsible for your behaviour Belief is the greatest motivator Winners put extra efforts to accomplish their TASK Be courageous things have to happen Whatever happens, happens for good.

Mind it well !
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The world is full of lazes, if you want to do more, there is no competition . Winners do inspite of odd , losers find excuses The wolf has come to go….

YOU CAN WIN !

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