THE MENTAL POSTURE
2. WHAT IS ATTITUDE ?
An attitude is an expression of favor or disfavor toward a
person, place, thing, or event (the attitude object).
Jung's definition of attitude is a "readiness of the psyche to
act or react in a certain way" (Jung,  1971:par.
Attitude is our lens which we use to view the environment.
It is our communication to the world on our moods
Attitude has three components;
 Actions or reactions
A is for activating experiences, such as family troubles,
unsatisfying work, early childhood traumas, and all the
many things we point to as the sources of our unhappiness.
B stands for beliefs, especially the irrational, self-defeating
beliefs that are the actual sources of our unhappiness.
C is for consequences
Although the activating experiences may be quite real and
have caused real pain, it is our irrational beliefs that create
long-term, disabling problems!
D stands for disputing and challenging the irrational thoughts.
E stands for effect brought about by the rational thoughts
There are a number of typical “thinking errors” people
typically engage in, including...
1. ignoring the positive,
2. exaggerating the negative, and
3. over generalizing.
5. HOW ATTITUDE WORKS
It is a cognitive and affective evaluation
that predisposes a person to to act in a
6. Positive Attitude
A powerful tool for positive action
It is the poison that cripples you
It dictates whether you are living life or life is living you.
It determines whether you are on the way or in the way
It is like a mirror to reflect you (as a man thinks so is he)
It is an aroma that announces your arrival
It is the magnet that attracts positives and repels the
It is the force that propels and catapults
7. The baggage you carry shapes your attitude….ifonlys….what ifs
The root cause of bad attitude are
• Low self esteem
Your attitude is your responsibility
Change your perspectives
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90%how you respond
8. FACTS FILE
The way you perceive the world and your
position in it directly affects your dealings
a positive self image will reinforce and
improve both professional and personal
Like using a camera you can focus or set your mind on
what appeals to you
Buffer yourself from toxic negativity people who are:
– Negative critics
– Professional victims
– Soap opera stars
– Bitter to the core
ATTITUDE IS YOUR MENTAL FOCUS ON THE
10. EMPHASIZING THE POSITIVE AND
DIFFUSING THE NEGATIVE
Emphasizing the positive and diffusing the
negative is like using a magnifying glass
You can place the glass over good news and feel
better or you can magnify bad news and make
Magnifying situations can become a habit
if you continually focus on difficult situations the
result will be exaggerated distortions of problems
11. If negative factors stay around
for a long time they will be
reflected in your disposition
The positive may be still there
but may be overshadowed by the