Attitude is a small thing that makes a huge difference

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz

What attitude do you usually have? Do you have a positive attitude or a negative one? If you have a positive attitude, then you probably see the benefits from that: other people might be more drawn to you, you feel more resilient, and so on. But with a mostly negative attitude, you might not always realize how many downsides it can have. Let’s take a look at the topic of attitude and why it’s good to keep a mostly positive attitude.

Other people will recognize your attitude

One of the first things we notice about other people is their attitude. It might not be as evident at first glance as their looks, but it becomes clear very soon. When we notice a bad attitude, it can make us feel less interested in the person and less willing to give them our time.

A bad attitude can be hard to bear for a long time, and often, people will try to stay away. When people are exceedingly negative, it can put a bit of a damp on our interactions with them.

On the other hand, a positive attitude is more likely to attract those around us. Sure, being too cheerful or putting on a brave face when we are not doing that well is not likely to be appealing. However, trying to stay positive, calm, and centered can be a boon in our relationships.

Positivity makes you more resilient

A positive attitude can make you more resilient. You become more likely to get through the tough times without losing much of yourself. Positive attitudes can make you feel more optimistic, more focused, and more likely to keep going.

A negative attitude can make you give up sooner. After all, if everything is bad, why should you try to improve? But a positive attitude is a big help in difficult situations.

You feel better and happier

A positive attitude drives you to feel more positive emotions. You are more likely to interpret things in a positive way and recognize the good things in your life. When you do this, you can also engage with the positives and feel better with the situations.

You experience more and more positive emotions because you learn to focus on the good. That makes you more willing to pursue better things in life and more motivated to keep trying.

You are more attuned to the good

When we are feeling good, it’s easier to see the good. When we are feeling bad, it’s easier to see the bad. Beyond this, when we are sad, we are more focused on situations that make us feel sad, and the same is true when we are angry, afraid, or joyful. A good attitude helps us recognize good things, that are attuned to the way we are feeling and the way we see the world.

It’s a very simple concept, however, it can make a huge difference in our lives. When you maintain a positive attitude, it can change the world around you because you will be looking at it through different filters.

You can change the how to change the outcome

You can’t always control what’s happening around you. But if you find control over your attitude, it can impact the outcome in a positive way. The effects are not always direct or evident, but they are there.

A good attitude can make people respond to you more positively or give you chances. It can help you persevere when you would otherwise desist to achieve what you want. It makes a big difference in whether you will manage to reach your goal or not.

What’s even better about this is that a good attitude is something we can cultivate. Focus on complaining less and bringing more to the table when you can. Listen to other people and treat them with empathy. Be kind in your words. All these things and more can help you build a positive attitude and, that, in turn, can help you do more and achieve more things.