Attitude (psychology)

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An attitude is a habitual way of thinking or a mental state. Attitude is very important in terms of performance and meeting performance goals. The Los Angeles Times reported concerning a study: "A five year study of 120 of the nation's top artists, athletes and scholars has concluded that drive and determination--not great natural talent--led to their extraordinary success." [1]

Attitude quotes

  • And Jesus said to him, “ ‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” - Mark 9:23
  • "And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” - Matthew 19:26
  • "Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back-- Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now." - Goethe
  • “My dear friend, clear your mind of can't.” - Samuel Johnson
  • "Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." - David Lloyd George
  • "Take charge of your thoughts". - Plato
  • "Things do not change. We change." - David Thoreau
  • "Decide what "personal best" record you'll commit yourself to breaking on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis. Once you break the first three, the last two are easier!" - Danny Cox
  • "Self-imposed barriers...are often accompanied by words such as 'We've always done it that way' or 'I did the best I could under the circumstances'. These common justifications leave out the possibility there could be other ways to address an issue or that we have the power to change our circumstances". - Danny Cox
  • "There's an old expression, 'Seeing is believing.' But it's more accurate to say that 'Believing is seeing'. That is, you tend to see what you believe you are going to see. You bring to a situation what you expect to experience." - Dr. Carl Sorenson, Stanford University quoted in Enlightened leadership: getting to the heart of change By Ed Oakley, Doug Krug, page 100
  • "Success, however, may bring self-satisfaction...The spirit of adventure is lost in the inertia of the mind against change. When such influences develop, growth may be arrested or a decline may set in, caused by the failure to recognize advancing technology or altered consumer needs, or perhaps by competition that is more virile and aggressive." - Alfred P. Sloan, My Years with General Motors
  • "If we dedicate ourselves over and over again to the goal of climbing one peak to the next…resisting the urge to become discouraged by the task-every one of us can become a high achiever." ~John R. Noe
  • "You can't solve the problem - or even address it - if you're busy convincing yourself that you're doomed" - Danny Cox
  • "We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience." - George Washington

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