By our attitude, we are judged.
We know that judging another is not a good thing, nor it is fair, but the way we act, whether intended or not, is the way society judges us, and yes, co-workers and neighbors, too.
That is why, the more positive the attitude we show, the more positive the effect we have on people. It is not always easy to do, considering how hard life can be at times, but positivity can still be maintained, even more so during the trying times.
To do this, try to adapt and practice the following:
Keep good habits
This is stating the obvious that you must let go of bad habits. These habits do not create something positive for you, nor does it inject meaning into your life and others. Keep the good ones, eliminate the bad ones. It takes practice but something worthwhile to be doing and focusing on.
Have a ready smile
A smile is a language everyone understands everywhere. Smile when you are dealing with something great and smile when facing something difficult and challenging. Sometimes, there is nothing you can do to change a situation, but you can always choose to show a brave and willing front by smiling. This is a choice, and although we may not always be happy all the time, the fact that you are trying to be, to make it work, to deal, is more than enough a message to show your positive take on life on the situation you are in.
Focus on the good
Every day may not always be great, but there will surely be something great in every day. It does not have to be big or extravagant; it just has to be something nice. Focus on it and ignore the negativity that surrounds you. Do this, always. Hang to the thread of goodness and don’t let go.
Don’t give up
There are things we have to let go, and it is not the same as giving up. Let go when you know you have to but do not give up on the pursuit of things that would make you smile, happy and contented in life. Always fight for what you want to be and for what you know you deserve. Life has a way of rewarding those who never quit and remain positive in any situation.
Be gentle with yourself
You will make mistakes, and you will stumble, such as is the cycle of life, but you should always remember to be gentle with yourself. The moment you hate yourself for what had or had not happened is the moment you give in to pessimism. Bear in mind that you are doing your best and that, in itself, is enough, even when things don’t go your way. The next best thing is to try again, try harder, instead of hating yourself for not doing it right the first time.
Attitude, they say, is everything. We agree, because it really is.