“Positive attitude is yours for the taking, all you have to do is read, study, and apply every day.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

Gitomer is one of the best sales trainers around.

Having a positive attitude is a choice.  It takes a daily commitment.  You sometimes must dig around for it.  You read things that inspire and inform.  You hang with people who encourage and engage.  You separate yourself from the negative atmospheres you might travel in.  You consider alternatives to your experience which would be worse and count your blessings.

Separate yourself from the issue for a few minutes.

Get a pad.  Make two columns and title one “positive attitude” and the other “negative attitude.”

Make a list of all the behaviors you can think of under each column that demonstrates each kind of attitude.

You know where this goes.

Is there anyone you admire or highly respect who continually demonstrates the positive characteristics on your list?

Is the positive list anything that would be associated with you?

Does the realization that you choose attitude versus inherit it, buy it, earn it or take it, make a difference in your approach?