Success is often regarded as a product of uncompromising zeal and that innate quality to confront obstacles and convert them into opportunities. That innate quality generally referred to as attitude is what distinguishes the “extra” from the ordinary, valuable from the dispensable and leaders from the crowd.
Lou Holtz, American football coach and analyst had said: “Ability is what you`re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it”
Much of what we achieve in our career and life in general can be attributed more to who we are than what we know. For, it is our temperament of reacting to stimuli around us which determines how well we cope, perform and influence. Attitude is therefore, an intuitive emotion, one which cannot be instantly crafted to the demands of a job description or personal circumstance. It is, on the contrary, a cumulative representation of our values and outlook born as a response to continuously changing life situations. Our core repertoire of beliefs as manifested in our attitude, in fact, cannot be altered overnight. However, it has a strong impact on the way we act during transition. (more…)