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The other day, while brainstorming with a well-known consultant, he shared the secret that differentiates winners from the also-ran. According to him, no matter how talented, educated or influential one is, if one does not have the right attitude, one cannot go far in one's chosen field of operation. An introspection of what he stated made me realize the simple fact that it is the attitude which can make the big difference between success and failure.
Everyday we come across individuals who have made a mark in their field, and when we analyze the reasons behind their success, we find that it is their having the right attitude that has helped them rise above the ordinary. Even when they go through trying situations, they adopt a positive attitude without throwing tantrums.
Though we all know that without aptitude, it will be difficult to succeed, we cannot ignore the fact that the right aptitude with the wrong attitude is a sure step to failure. It goes without saying that success in any endeavor is mainly on account of one's attitude rather than anything else.
In today's highly competitive corporate world, when it comes to entrusting bigger challenges, top management might find it difficult to differentiate among all performers. A strong leader will then base his decision based on the attitude that the employees display in their day-to-day dealings. Even though this is a small differentiating factor, it makes a big difference when it comes to performance and output.
Nothing can stop a man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goals. A person with the right attitude will not wait for problems to disappear or for things to change. He will overcome problems and change things the way he wants. No wonder, in many organizations, the attitude quotient is being measured to groom prospective leaders.
• What differentiates winners from those who fail is attitude
• Successful people adopt a positive approach during trying times
• They overcome problems and change things the way they want
Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink