There is a somewhat worn-out phrase but I find it to be among the most important thoughts I can imagine. That phrase is simply:
Attitude Is Everything
Yes, attitude is everything. This truth is proven again and again, and yet there are many for whom this is never given a thought. If you stop to analyze yourself and include your successes as well as your failures, you are likely to find, if you are brutally honest with yourself, that your attitude in each situation had a good deal to do with the outcome.
I have long liked another phrase that says, “Smile and make people wonder what you’re up to”. That is a bit off track however if you stop to think about it, it makes sense. If you have a smile on your face, people seem naturally to wonder what you have to smile about. Smiles are infectious, and every place of employment, except possibly for funeral homes, needs smiles amongst its staff.
Look back at school and to places you have worked. Think about the various personalities you’ve experienced. Think about those people who always seemed to have a great attitude. Did you enjoy being around those people more than being around someone who always seemed to be ‘down in the dumps’. None of us like to be drug down by someone moping around with a long face. It is just human nature to want to be around people who have positive attitudes and who smile a great deal more than they frown.
Now, imagine how positive attitudes and genuine smiles come across to prospective employers? Or to prospective clients? Or to that special person you’d like to get to know better?
Attitude really is everything. Simply by adopting and maintaining a good attitude, you have the ability to change your circumstances. We, at WFA Staffing, will make every effort to get you into a good place as quickly as is possible. We know that your attitude is going to make us and you look great in the eyes of that employer to whom we’ve introduced you.
You are, however, the only person who can make this true about you. You have to be the one to smile and the one who exudes a good attitude, and you have to be genuine while doing so. You can’t fake a good attitude just as a phony smile shows right away. You may need to practice that attitude thing but it will be an investment of time that will pay big dividends.
You may not display that new and improved attitude all the time, but you will find that what you wear on your face has a lot to do about how you’re feeling. You will find that you are the only person who can control your destiny and that control includes a willing smile and a good attitude.
Tom Krist – President