Positive Attitude & Proactive Thinking

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Positive Attitude & Proactive Thinking

  1. 1. Positive Attitude & Being ProactivePromoting Productive Organizational Culture and Work Environment
  2. 2. What we will be learning today?• Module-1: Positive (Mental) Attitude – What is Attitude? How is it formed? – Mental Attitude. Iceberg Phenomenon – What factors determine Attitude? – Paradigm Shift. Obstacles• Module-2: Proactive Thinking – Reactive vs. Proactive – Relational Model: Stimulus-Reaction – Your Environment. Using your shield!
  3. 3. If it’s to be, it’s up to me!
  4. 4. AttitudePreparationPerseveranceRespectHonestyIntegrity “Any fact facing us is not asCourageAppreciation important as our attitude towardSelf-ControlEmpathy it, for that determines our successGratitudeTolerance or failure.”Duty PealeLoyaltyResponsibilityCompassionLeadershipCharacter
  5. 5. Module-1POSITIVE (MENTAL ATTITUDE)
  6. 6. Attitude It is not positive or negative attitude one has matter but what matter is..• Do you have attitude which care for others?• Do you have attitude which gives space to grow?
  7. 7. What is an Attitude?• Is the way we react or respond to people, objects and institutions on issues, facts or state.• It is an outward expression (through body gestures) of our state of mind.• It is a mirror of the mind. 8
  8. 8. Experience with The object Mass Classical Communication conditioning Formation of OperantEconomic status Attitude Conditioning Vicarious Neighbourhood Learning Family & Peer Groups
  9. 9. Human (Mental) Attitude• Attitude unlike behavior, skills & knowledge is invisible• Thus human beings can be linked to the iceberg phenomena 10
  10. 10. How Much Do You See Of An Iceberg? Only 10 % of the Iceberg is seen above the surface 90% of an iceberg is below sea levelAny Guesses?
  11. 11. What is Behavior? Behavior Attitude Value Belief
  12. 12. How Much Do You See Of An Negative Attitude? Only 10 % of your negativity is seen above the surface—Your attitude is this 10 % 90% of an negativity is below the surface. But no one knows what is under the surface but you…All they see is your attitude “Positive impressions are like seeds. You plant them, nurture them…And below the surface they grow and expand…Breaking through the surface often exponentially” Linda Kaplan and Robin Koval—The Power of Nice
  13. 13. Factors that determines how positive your attitude is? 3E’s & 1G Environment! Experience! Education! Genetics!
  14. 14. FACTORS THAT DETERMINE OUR ATTITUDE 3 E’s & 1 G • Environment • Experience • Education • Genetics 15
  15. 15. Steps to Developing a Positive Mental & Work Attitude• Think Positive• Develop Can Do attitude• Do not Complain• Keep Positive thinking friends• Be Appreciative• Control your frustration• Live in the present
  16. 16. Obstacles to Maintaining a Positive AttitudeThese obstacles are:• Fear• Worry• Anger• Doubt 17
  17. 17. Shifting your Paradigm! Behavior DETERMINEPARADIGM SHIFT Attitude ALTITUDE Value Belief
  18. 18. Principle and practices for Positive Attitude-I• BE CONSCIOUS: of what we do and say• OBSERVE: my reactions, feelings, what provokes them• RECOVERY: Its OK to fail, Dont blame yourself if you do act negatively, use it to learn, allow yourself time to recover and meditate• ACCEPTANCE: without this positive thinking is difficult
  19. 19. Principle and practices for Positive Attitude-II• TIME : You are important -give yourself, time to restore your self-respect• OTHERS EXPECTATIONS : If you allow others to define us, we lose our freedom, If we feel we have to meet others expectations. We absorb their disappointment and blame ourselves• PERSONAL MASTERY : Allow myself to take control over my life again and rebuild self- Esteem• MEDITATION : Give myself time everyday to restore energy to my being instead of always doing
  20. 20. Importance of Attitude WHAT MAKES YOUR LIFE 100% ?Arrange all the alphabets by given them numbers according to theirposition :A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 S K I L L S19 11 9 12 12 19 = 82K N O W L E D G E11 14 15 23 12 5 4 7 5 = 96 IT IS OUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS LIFE & WORK THAT MAKESH A R D W O R K8 1 18 4 23 15 18 11 = 98 OUR LIFE 100% A T T I T U D E 1 20 20 9 20 21 4 5 = 100
  21. 21. End of Module-1• Activity – I• Activity – II
  22. 22. Module-2PROACTIVE THINKING
  23. 23. What’s on your mind?• The world is your mirror and your mind is a magnet.• Life will give you what you attract with your thoughts.• Think, act and talk negatively and your world will be negative.• Think, act and talk with enthusiasm and you will attract positive results.
  24. 24. Manage Your Self-Talk If you think you Can, or you think you Can’t… YOU’RE RIGHT! Henry FordThis is going to be This is going toa wonderful day! be a crappy day!THINKING
  25. 25. Be Proactive
  26. 26. Proactivity Defined• PROACTIVITY = Human beings are responsible for their own behavior!• Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions.• We have the initiative and responsibility to make things happen.• RESPONSIBILITY: “Response – ability” Ability to choose your response.
  27. 27. In reality, most of us are• Reactive Person• Who are slaves of stimulus• Stimulus is controlled by External environment
  28. 28. Relational Model: Stimulus and ReactionSTIMULUS REACTION
  29. 29. Comparison Thinks then Reacts Reacts then thinksProactive People Reactive People• Do not Blame anyone or • Blame circumstances, anything. conditions & conditioning.• Behavior is a product of • Behavior is a product of their c o n s c i o u s c h o i c e , their c o n d i t i o n s , based based on v a l u e s . on fe e l i n g s .• They c a r r y t h e i r • If weather is good, they feel w e a t h e r with them. good, if it is bad, they feel• They are still influenced by bad. external stimulus – but • Reactive people build their their response is v a l u e lives around others based choice or response. emotions.
  30. 30. Why Proactive Thinking? • Proactive persons are masters • They control themselves and also external environment • They never run out options
  31. 31. Relational Model: Stimulus and Reaction FREEDOMSTIMULUS TO REACTION CHOOSE • SELF-AWARENESS • IMAGINATION • CONSCIENCE • INDEPENDENT WILL
  32. 32. Be Proactive• Change how you handle things. Make a choice to be positive and focus on those things that YOU can change.• Make a positive difference in your family, your class, your school and the world!
  33. 33. Environment YOU
  34. 34. Get your shield at work! Behavior Attitude Thinking
  35. 35. Shielded Environment YOU
  36. 36. Proactive also means you have a Can-do Attitude Can-Do People No-Can-Do PeopleTake initiative to make it happen Wait for something to happen to themThink about solutions and options Think about problems and barriers Act Are acted upon
  37. 37. (Is there anything impossible?)• If you use the Right Instruments and• choose the Right Time , that is.• Believe you can, you will. It’s all in your mind. Winning comes from within.• It is not your Aptitude, but your Attitude, that will determine your Altitude in life.• Happiness is simply a result of choosing attitudes.
  38. 38. Shifting your Paradigm! Behavior DETERMINEPARADIGM SHIFT Attitude ALTITUDE Value Belief
  39. 39. Final Thoughts: Must DO!• Accept whatever situation you find yourself• Focus on the positive side of every problem• Focus on solution• Make a list of possible solution to the problem• Focus on the future• Squash all “ANTs” – Automatic Negative Thoughts
  40. 40. THANK YOU! 

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