Attitudes for a successful life
Attitude is vital for a successful life. While we can control external factors only to some degree, our control over internal factors is much greater. The attitudes we bring towards a situation can affect the outcome. How we continue to shape and refine these factors may determine our success.
Many people believe attitudes to happiness are involuntary, but it is possible, and highly preferable, to choose optimism. At times we all struggle with difficulties. When things go bad, we can try to appreciate what we have and what is good about life. Optimistic people report having more close friends, and more satisfaction with those friendships. They are more likely to secure job interviews and be evaluated more positively by managers. They are less likely to show signs of burnout, more likely to have jobs with autonomy, variety and meaning.
In addition, you are responsible for your own well being. It is tempting to blame others for mistakes or problems, or depend on them to make you feel happy, satisfied or successful. However, when you take responsibility, you gain power, motivation and self-respect. These positive changes include higher self-esteem, confidence in social situations, even physiological changes. Further, when you are accountable, you can manage problems, and then move on.
Taking care of the whole person
We are also made up of body, mind, and spirit. At different times one may have greater focus than others, but for a successful life the whole person must look after all three. They all work together in whatever you do.