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Positive attitude


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Positive attitude

  2. 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, [1921] 1971:par. 687) 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;  Thoughts  Feelings  Actions or reactions
  3. 3. THOUGHTS ABCDE 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!
  4. 4. THOUGHTS 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. 5. HOW ATTITUDE WORKS It is a cognitive and affective evaluation that predisposes a person to to act in a certain way thoughts feelings BEHAVIOUR
  6. 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 negatives It is the force that propels and catapults
  7. 7. The baggage you carry shapes your attitude….ifonlys….what ifs The root cause of bad attitude are • Low self esteem • Stress • Fear • Resentment • Anger Your attitude is your responsibility Change your perspectives Life is 10% what happens to you and 90%how you respond to it
  8. 8. FACTS FILE The way you perceive the world and your position in it directly affects your dealings with others a positive self image will reinforce and improve both professional and personal relationships
  9. 9. FOCUS 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 OUTSIDE WORLD
  10. 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 yourself miserable Magnifying situations can become a habit if you continually focus on difficult situations the result will be exaggerated distortions of problems
  11. 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 negative