Saturday, March 5, 2011

Attitude and character

Attitude and character is the topic ‘Thought for the day’ blog today. Attitude formation is very much connected to character formation. Although these two are very much similar, they have some major differences. Both of them are interrelated with your thinking patterns. And you cannot change one without changing another. Changing attitude is not as easy as making a cup of tea, as attitudes are developed in a period of months and years. In the same manner, and even more it takes time to change a person’s character. So, let me give you a few thoughts on the topic. 

Attitude is your approach

Attitude is simply our approach towards anything. It can be directed toward object or thing, or we could have some general attitude towards a group of similar objects, subjects, notions and etc. You can also have your general attitude towards life, and that attitude could consist of many other smaller attitudes towards different things, objects and etc. in life. Character would be a total sum of all your attitudes to everything in life. 

A sum of your attitudes is your character

I would compare all those separates attitudes to bricks that make up a house – your character. Things might not change much if you took out one brick out of the building, but if you changed all of them, that would be a new one – a new YOU. So, if you want to see a complete change there has to be a complete change in your attitudes in all spheres of your life. 

Start changing your character by changing your general attitude to life

You can start doing that by changing your general attitude to life. General attitude as you may understand can be very abstract thing, but it is very important. To be more specific I can say that your general attitude towards life can be a positive or negative. You can simply expect that you will succeed, be happy, your salary will keep on rising, things get better and etc. The same is true about general negative attitude; you do not expect anything good from life, you do not think you will ever be happy and successful. When you change that you can go to producing other smaller changes that would affect all spheres of your life. 

So, if you want to see radical changes in life, start working with your general attitude. 

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