Is having a bit of an attitude a bad thing?
Now let’s be clear on the sort of attitude we are talking about here.
I’m not talking about the sort of attitude that treats people badly, is rude or offensive.
I’m talking about the sort of attitude that sends out messages like
“I’m in control of my life and I’m going places”.
The sort of attitude that says “nothing’s getting in the way of what is most important to me, my family life and relationships”.
The sort of attitude that smacks of “nothing bad is happening on my watch”.
I’ll tell you why this subject has been on my mind:
There seems to be a huge epidemic of passiveness going on.
Passiveness that means that people are sitting back and doing nothing despite not feeling fulfilled or happy with certain areas of their life and business.
Well, I guess there are different contributing reasons for different people. Sometimes it is very complex sometimes it’s as simple as just being stuck in a rut.
But what I do see and hear going on quite a lot, is this sort of attitude:
“it’s just the way things are”
“there is nothing I can do about it, it’s the banks/government/spouse/dog’s fault” (delete as appropriate!)
They are key symptoms of the passiveness epidemic.
But what it boils down to is not taking personal responsibility for your own life.
If you have been allowing yourself to be a victim of the passiveness epidemic it might be time to take yourself aside and give yourself a bit of a talking to.
This is YOUR life. What are you waiting for?
Sitting back passively accepting crap, blaming others and waiting for someone else to sort the mess out just isn’t going to cut it.
Now, there is no magic pill or simple solution to this. But I do have a suggestion as a good starting point:
It’s time to unleash some serious attitude
Attitude that will support you in breaking free of the passiveness that is keeping you trapped, settling for less. An attitude that says “this is my life, my business, my family and I am taking 100% responsibility for what’s going on in it”.
Remember that attitude you had as a kid that your parents told you to put away? Not the rude one. The one that gave you the edge.
The one that said “hey, I can do anything”. Well it’s time to get it out, polish it up and unleash it. It’s time has come.
Eradicate the passiveness. Eradicate mediocrity. Create an attitude to help relight the fire in your belly and the passion to grab your business and life by the scruff of the neck and make it into what you really want it to be.
Do you agree that having a bit of an attitude can give you the edge or do you think having an attitude is always a bad thing?