Attitude is everything. Everywhere. In every situation.
A person’s attitude not only contributes to one’s own feelings, but also the feelings of others. A person’s attitude is contagious. If you have a positive, optimistic, attitude, that is what you will receive in return, for the most part. If you possess a negative disposition, you will get negativity (feelings, words, behaviour) in return.
Having a positive attitude …
…. provides hope.
…. boosts energy.
…. increases happiness.
…. contributes to achievement of goals.
…. facilitates success.
…. helps to build and maintain relationships.
It is so imperative that we, as educators (and leaders), friends, parents, and acquaintances are aware of the impact our attitude has on those we deal with daily (whether in person, on the phone, or in writing – including virtually).
It’s not always easy to have a positive attitude, in fact, sometimes it almost seems impossible, but it is necessary to achieve success in all we do. This is especially important as deal with children, families, and staff.
What will you do to ensure you maintain a positive attitude in all (or most, we are all humans after all) situations?
Do you think this is a realistic expectation?