Have you ever noticed that about 5% of a company’s sales team significantly achieves greater results than the remaining 95%? Have you ever noticed that one company consistently dominates it competitors? Why?
Some of us complain about everything. The weather’s too hot; the job’s to hot; the pay’s too low; the vacation’s too short. And what we think about our mother-in-law isn’t fit to print.
In an old Peanuts comic strip, Lucy announces, “ Boy, do I feel crabby.” Her little brother, Linus, always anxious to relieve tension, responds, “ maybe I can be of help. Why don’t you take my place in front of the TV and I’ll go fix you a nice snack? Sometimes we all need a little pampering to make us feel better.” Then Linus brings her a sandwich, a few chocolate chip cookies and some milk. “ Now, is there anything else I can get you? Is there anything I haven’t thought of?” he asks. “Yes, there’s one thing you haven’t thought of,” Lucy answers. Then she shouts, “ I don’t want to feel better!”
Face it, some people don’t want to feel better – they just want attention! Know anybody like that? It takes uncommon honesty to ask, “How much of what I say focuses on complaining about the situation rather than improving it? have I built my life around people who feel the same way, and would probably be upset if I decided to grow and change for the better? Am I living in the past, nursing old wounds, refusing to forgive others and myself?” time doesn’t heal – insight does! Are you willing to face the truth about your attitude and do something about it, your life will begin to improve rapidly.
In my new book (released next month), I discuss the advantage that a good attitude provides.
What we believe we are, we become. Yet, what we perceive we are not, we simply are. We will always shape our future based on our thinking: negative or positive. If we cannot learn to leverage our thinking to shape our future success,we can never become what we are capable of achieving.
Attitude is critical to becoming a Super 5% achiever. If you don’t know what a Super 5% achiever is…stay tuned.