Attitudes are affected by what we know since what we know determines he decisions we will make. Where our philosophy deals with the logical side, our attitude focuses primarily on emotional issues.
What we know determines our philosophy. What we feel determines our attitude. Here is the key point to remember. In business and life it is our emotional nature that governs most of our daily conduct in our personal and business worlds.
I have heard many well intentioned people say to others: “Be more logical. Don’t be so emotional.” That’s an interesting statement. Interesting because there is a strong emotion attached to it. Be more logical.
All thoughts are things with some type of emotion attached to them. We must be aware of our thoughts and the emotions attached to them. Very often when we look at our emotions and the thoughts that go with them we will start to discover what is moving us forward or holding us back in our business, relationships and life.
Why is this process of discovery about attitude critical to our business and personal success? With the right attitude human beings can move mountains. With the wrong attitude, they can be crushed by the smallest grain of sand.
Know what we are feeling. It is the key to what we are thinking and ultimately to how we will act and the decisions we will make.