There was a man who made his living selling balloons at a fair. He had all colours of balloons Including red, yellow, green. Whenever business was slow, he would release helium-filled balloons into the air and when the children saw it go up, they all wanted to buy one.
They would come up to him, buy a balloon and his sales would go up again. He continues this process all day. One day, he felt something tugging his jacket. He turned around and saw a little boy who asked,” If you release a black balloon, would that also fly?” Moved by the boy’s concern, the man replied with empathy.” Son, it is not the Colour of the balloon, it is what inside that makes it go up.”
The same thing applies to our lives. It is what is inside that counts. The thing inside of us that makes it go up is our attitude. In short, attitude is the way we think, feel and react to the things happening around us. According to studies, our attitude is the most important thing when we need a job or a promotion. Yes, surprisingly intelligence and knowledge come only in second place when it comes to this.
We need a good attitude towards all areas of life, including personal and professional. Can an athlete be a good athlete without a good attitude? Can a CEO be a good CEO without a good attitude? Can parents, students, employees or even teachers be good in their roles without a good attitude?
Regardless of your field of expertise, the foundation of success is the attitude.
If attitude is so important in your life, shouldn’t you analyse it and see if your attitude is contributing to your progress or downfall? Your attitude will determine how you look at failure and success. A positive thinker will see failure as part of success and on the other hand, a negative thinker will see it as an excuse to give it all up. So, which one are you?
Once a man interviewed CEO’s all around the world and asked them if they would change anything in their workforce what would it be. They all replied “Attitude”. They would do so by investing in their most valuable asset which is people. The simple reason why some businesses are more effective than others is because they think and act more effectively.