It has been repeatedly told that attitude determines your altitude. However, this altitude can fall below sea level if your attitude is something of these sort. These attitudes start small, but like an embryo, grows until it taints your thoughts. These are the top 5 attitudes that blocks you from reaching the top:
1. “He ain’t doing it, so am I”
Robin Sharma terms this as ‘following the herd’. This particular attitude guarantees that you steadily deteriorate in personal growth. There are many followers in the world and we don’t need anymore. Followers basically follow people all the time. Whatever they do, I do. No successful man or woman followed the crowd. It’s not worth the time.
2. “That’s it? I’ve got this one covered”
This is a mixture of complacency and underestimation. Initially, it might give you exponential confidence levels, but a little surprise will stump you into utter confusion and frustration. Before you know it, you are out of the competition.
Complacency and underestimation go hand-in-hand. If you have one, you have the other. If you don’t have one, chances are you don’t have the other. Whatever be the case, this particular attitude does not promote learning and growth.
3. “Don’t tell me what to do. I know my stuff”
Arrogance is a terrible attitude that brings you more foes than enemies. It restricts your ability to move out of your comfort zone, and resists change. It ensures that your knowledge remains stagnant. It highlights your disrespect towards others and a condescending approach in life. This attitude can wreck your life in a very short time.
4. “There’s no point in trying”
This particular attitude indicates the many characteristics of a human being if done on a regular basis. It showcases his or her disinterest in trying something new, laziness, lack of excitement and a statement that proclaims I don’t want to expand my views. Even if you don’t feel like doing it, just do it and you might find yourself really beginning to enjoy it.
5. “I can’t do it”
Psychologists state that the word can’t is the most destructive word one can say to themselves. The moment you utter it to yourself, your brain stops pumping those creative juices. Perhaps many a talent goes in waste because they believe they can’t. Do not make this word your ally. Instead, kill it. Do whatever you can to ensure that this word is removed from your vocabulary. I’m stressing this because it is the most destructive attitude a person can develop.