Think back to the last major challenge you encountered. Were you so easily frustrated that the setback prevented you from focusing on a solution? When something inevitably goes wrong, do you focus on what can be fixed, develop an action plan and rally others to deliver a resolution?
Many people struggle to maintain a positive attitude despite negative circumstances because it’s much easier to wallow and wish than it is to roll-up our sleeves and find a fix. Additionally, human beings aren’t predisposed to positivity when facing a challenge. We’re actually wired to take flight or have fright, so we must train our brains to maintain a positive attitude despite the day’s challenges.
Dale Carnegie said, “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” There aren’t many things in life that we can change, however our attitude is something that we can and should modify as often as needed. This is because the ability to face challenges with a constructive, positive attitude is essential to succeed in any line of business.
If you struggle to stay optimistic when the going gets tough, it’s probably because you lack stress management and problem solving tools which enable people to avoid procrastination and solve problems with laser-like focus. These are just a few of the skills for success taught in the world-famous, eight-week Dale Carnegie course. There is also a three full day format offered—Strictly Business: The Dale Carnegie Immersion Seminar. Click here to learn more.
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