"We are what we think." This quote from Buddha that serves as the headline to this story reinforces the transformative power of attitude. In the same way individuals can alter their lives through their attitudes and thoughts, organizations can achieve dramatic results through a consistently positive approach to business.
Attitude. It can't be touched. It can't be measured. It can't be explained. It's importance, though, cannot be denied.
For living proof, consider these inspirational stats. Anthony Robles, a 2006 graduate of Mesa High School in Arizona, USA:
• Claimed the High School National Wrestling Championship in 2006
• Won the Arizona state wrestling championship twice
• Ended his senior season with a perfect 53-0 record – his second consecutive undefeated season.
• Put together a four-year high school record of 129 wins and 15 losses
His accomplishments would have been considered impressive by any standard. Making them even more significant, however, was the fact that Anthony Robles was born with just one leg.
Take a look at our motivation posters that affirms that there is nothing more impressive in life than doing MORE than anyone expects.
More than simply persevering, Anthony excelled at the highest level of his sport despite his seemingly restrictive disability. His attitude explains his miraculous accomplishments. "You don't have a disability unless you think you do." His attitude makes all the difference.
While your leadership is instrumental in creating and maintaining a 'let's get this shit done' environment, it's also important to surround your team or colleagues at every opportunity with motivational messages on posters and stickers.