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Change Your Attitude Summary

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Change Your Attitude SummaryCreating Success One Thought at a Time

Just like anything else in life, there are two sides to your attitude too. You can have the wrong or the right mindset for success. You can quickly become aware which attitude is active in your life.

Who Should Read “Change Your Attitude”? And Why?

Change Your Attitude is an enjoyable and practical read full of exercises and proposed activities. The authors have successfully written and engaging book that stands out from the long line of motivational books.

Although few of the presented ideas and recommendations are new, it shows that is based on a vast amount of research. The authors reference various articles, books, magazines, which support their writing.

We recommend this book to anyone that enjoys the motivational genre, and to all those people who need a little push to change their lives finally.

About David Macpherson & Tom Bay

David Macpherson works at the Franklin Covey Co as a senior consultant. Tom Bay is a speaker focusing on the areas of motivation, team building, life management and responsibility.

“Change Your Attitude Summary”

Any thoughts that materialize in your world as harmful actions such as isolation, hurting people, emotional abuse, etc. are examples of the W.R.O.N.G attitude. Five characteristics consist destructive attitudes.

First is worrying about things that are beyond your control. You have to understand that the only thing you can control is yourself and your actions. Worrying about uncontrollable things will drain your energy, that you need for handling the things you do control.

Second is jumping to conclusions without hearing out all sides of the story. The third is overreacting. Stay away from drama and think twice if the problem at hand is that worrisome. Next is neglecting areas of control. As it was mentioned before, instead of focusing on uncontrollable events, focus on areas you can change.

Don’t fixate on one area, and don’t transfer your responsibilities to your friends, family or colleagues. Moreover, last is giving up too soon. When you give up, you do not even give yourself the chance to win.

Did you recognize some of these behaviors in yourself? Don’t worry. Changing your mindset is not that hard – activating the right behaviors requires the same amount of energy, as enabling the wrong ones does. So, what are the key characteristics of the R.I.G.H.T. Attitude?

First, get a grip on reality, and decide which things you can control and change, and which fall outside of your circle of influence. Take risks and realize that what happens to you does not determine your overall success in life – your response does.

Next, understand the power of imagination. Your nervous system cannot notice the difference between something real and something imagined. So, make visualization your daily practice. Furthermore, set goals. Choose what you want to accomplish, and act on it.

Don’t stop at just imagining – you need to take action to achieve your wanted result.

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