>Harvard and Stanford Universities have reported that 85% the reason a person
gets a job and gets ahead in that job is due to attitude; and only 15% is
because of technical or specific skills.
>Interesting, isn't it? You spent how much money on your education? And you
spent how much money on building your positive attitude?
>Ouch. That hurts.
>Now here's an interesting thought. With the "right" attitude, you
can and will develop the necessary skills.
>So where's your emphasis? Skill building? Attitude building? Unfortunately,
"Neither" is the real answer for many people.
>Perhaps if more people knew how simple it is to develop and maintain a
positive attitude they would invest more time doing so. So here we go. Five
steps to staying positive in a negative world:
>1. Understand that failure is an event, it is not a person. Yesterday ended
last night; today is a brand new day, and it's yours. You were born to win, but
to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and then you can expect to
>2. Become a lifetime student. Learn just one new word every day and in five
years you will be able to talk with just about anybody about anything. When your
vocabulary improves, your I.Q. goes up 100% of the time, according to Georgetown
>3. Read something informational or inspirational everyday. Reading for 20
minutes at just 240 words per minute will enable you to read 20 200-page books
each year. That's 18 more than the average person reads! What an enormous
competitive advantage . . . if you'll just read for 20 minutes a day.
>4. Enroll in Automobile University. The University of Southern California
reveals that you can acquire the equivalent of two years of a college education
in three years just by listening to motivational and educational cassettes on
the way to your job and again on the way home. What could be easier?
>5. Start the day and end the day with positive input into your mind.
Inspirational messages cause the brain to flood with dopamine and norepinephrine,
the energizing neurotransmitters; with endorphins, the endurance
neurotransmitters; and with serotonin, the feel-good-about- yourself
neurotransmitter. Begin and end the day by reading or doing something positive!
>Remember: Success is a process, not an event.
>Invest the time in your attitude and it will pay off in your skills as well
as your career.
>Think about it.......