Creating and maintaining a positive attitude is necessary for successful leadership, and success in general. An attitude of optimism, expectancy and enthusiasm fosters opportunity and growth.   A positive attitude attracts others to your side and encourages them to do their best work. Your attitude will stay upbeat when you:

~ Act with purpose.

Before you take any action, look at your greater goals.  The connection must be strong to be worthwhile. Aimless activity wastes time and energy.

~ Stretch yourself past your limits every day.

Stretch yourself every day to maintain flexability in attitude.


~ Stay “non-attached” to actions taken.

It’s a mistake to expect those great results and then be disappointed when you don’t get them.  Take your best shot and let it happen for a while… then of course readjust, fix etc.


~ Use setbacks to improve your skills.

 Look back at your actions and see what you can do (if anything) to improve your performances instead of  feeling bad if you fail or get rejected.


~ Seek out those who share your positive attitude.

Surround yourself with positive thinkers.   Your brain automatically imitates the behaviors of the people around you.


~ Don’t take yourself so seriously.

If you want to be happier and make those around you feel more comfortable, cultivate the ability to laugh at yourself. 

~ Forgive the limitations of others.

Cultivate patience and tolerance for those less talented, passionate or knowledgeable.

~ Say “thank you” more frequently.

An “attitude of gratitude” goes a long way and includes real verbal or written “thank-you’s”, not simply thoughts.