Attitude #2: Other People Can Affect Our Attitude

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Attitude is infectious.  That means that however you act the people around you see this and may pick up the same behavior.

Our attitude is the way that we think, it is how you feel about yourself, other people, and the things around you. A good and positive attitude allows us to develop into a happy and successful person. Just as it is important for us to develop a positive attitude by controlling our thinking and the things we say to ourselves, it is also important to understand that others can affect our attitude as well.

Imagine that your mind is a big box, it is a box that has your name on it, and whatever you allow into it will determine what type of person you will become, how happy you will be, and what level of success you will achieve. It is very similar to the saying “you are what you eat”. With your mind it’s: “you are what you let in”.

We have to be very careful not to listen to ugly words and bad language of other people. We must guard our mind against negative images we see on TV or in magazines. All the bad things and the negativity that is in this world, if we let it in our minds, IT WILL affect who we become.

If we allow for people to dump all sorts of garbage like: their negative thoughts, feelings, and images in our mind we will begin to take and use all those ideas and they become habits.  Remember the definition of Attitude is “A way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically an idea that is reflected in a person’s behavior”. We must guard and protect our mind to keep it healthy. We must work hard to have a good and positive healthy attitude about life and to be happy and successful, we have to use good and positive thinking for ourselves, and protect our mind from the bad and negative behaviors of others.