It’s the way you react or respond to situations or events around you.
People often react differently to somewhat similar situations and circumstances.
Your reaction is closely tied to your attitude regarding your situation.
The good news – You can choose how you react
You can choose to be negative – reactive
You can choose to be positive about it – opportunistic.
People that react negatively only see the extreme positions
Whether is either too hot or too cold
The rain is too much, or the sun shines too brightly
They hardly see any middle ground
The outcome you get is a result of your reaction to the situation/event.
If you encounter road rage while driving down the road
Negative reaction – pursue and attack the other drive
Result – chaos and the possibility of an accident
Positive reaction – let it go.
Result – safe arrival without altercation
If you do not get the job you applied for or promotion on your job
Negative reaction – I was discriminated against
Result – No chance of self-reflection
Positive reaction – Maybe there is something I need to do better
Result – Continuous improvement opportunity
If a business deal fell through
Negative reaction – blame others for the failure
Result – limited chances of future opportunities
Positive reaction – access and understand what went wrong
Result – Better positioned for future opportunities.
Since we know that our attitudes determine our outcome
It makes sense to control our attitude
Your attitude is within your controlEmbrace positive attitudes to get a better outcome