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Success is not a matter of chance but of choice

Roopleen Prasad| 27 Oct 2011, Vol 0 Issue 1

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Everyone desires success and has ample potential to make it big. Why then only a few make it to the top? And what is it that makes a weaker contestant or an underdog win over the more powerful opponent?

The difference between those who are successful and those who aren’t is in their ATTITUDE.

Achieving success in life isn’t just about intelligence, competence or experience. The key to beating your competition and succeeding is the ‘winning attitude.’

Jennings rightly pointed out: “Success is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.”

Success begins with adopting the RIGHT attitude. And positive attitude puts you in the right mindset for winning. No matter how difficult of a task you face, having a positive mental attitude will help you cope with challenges and prepare you to successfully accomplish your goals.

What holds most people back and prevents them from succeeding in life is their bad attitude. A person whose attitude has negative overtones is always cynical and jittery. He sees the bad in a situation and expects the final outcome as being negative.

Khalil Gibran’s words, “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens,” still hold true today.

It’s all about the right attitude. When life presents its numerous challenges, you begin to lose faith in your abilities. It is then that positive attitude helps you navigate all the difficulties and face the challenges boldly. It makes you better equipped to overcome the odds and puts you back on the road to success.

History abounds with tales of successful people who cultivated a ‘winning attitude’ which helped them overcome all obstacles and ensure their success. They believed in their ideas and believed with conviction even when everyone around dismissed them.

What they achieved began with the right mental attitude and a positive mindset. Venus Williams, with three Olympic gold medals and 21 grand slam titles under her belt, is a living example of how far your drive and ‘can-do attitude’ take you in life.

The power of a positive attitude is within your reach. You simply have to make a choice and grab it. The attitude you choose to adopt will determine the course of your life. So make the most of yourself by getting yourself the right attitude.

As Robert Collier put it-

"There is little difference in people,

but that little difference makes a big difference.

That little difference is attitude.

The big difference is whether it is positive or negative
."


The Author is a Motivational counselor, Speaker, Ophthalmologist, and Author of 'Principles of Success made easy-14 easy steps to climb the ladder of success.'
 

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