How to define your attitude

Dr. Purushothaman
November 22, 2013

Why is it that when your given two projects to compete do you find one particular project interesting, and yet the second tedious and boring? It's your perceptions of what's involved and your attitude that makes the project either interesting or boring.

So, what's the reason behind such drastic changes in attitude? Well the obvious reason is how you perceive the projects as interesting or boring?

So it is very necessary to define your attitude.

Let's look at an example:-

Your daily hour-long workout at the gym could be strenuous and yet enjoyable because of your perceived keeping fit an essential benefit to your health.

However, if you have a negative attitude towards making the effort of going to the gym and keeping fit. Then the perceived health benefits would be a minor concern and not motivate you to change your attitude.

So attitude is everything.

So if you're convinced that the benefits of the project are worthwhile, it would be easy to pursue. This will also motivate you to see the project through to the end.

How to get around this negative attitude.

Before you starting a new project. It is vital that you analyze what are the positive aspects of the task involves. And you think of ways to keep yourself and others who are working with you motivated.

Regularly rewarding yourself for the work you do. Will not only boost your morale and it will keep you motivated. Adding to the momentum and making the next unpleasant task seem easy in comparison to the last.

The reward does not have to be monetary or a physical item. It can be anything from a pat on the back from your boss or co-workers, to a round of applause when you reach your targets. For me a break with a chocolate biscuit and a cup of tea at the end of work. It could be anything as long as your efforts will be acknowledged.

The sense of accomplishment is very motivating and one of the greatest methods when it comes to transforming a negative attitude into a positive one.

Not only would the accomplishment boost your self-esteem and self-confidence, it could have long lasting and beneficial rewards also. Thus helping to enhance your overall personality.

No matter what task you do, it teaches you something about yourself and brings you closer to your real goals in life.

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