Attitude adjustment

Can attitude be taught?

It reminds me of an old joke …  How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but the light bulb has to want to change.

All of the motivational speakers, tapes (remember tapes?), CDs, podcasts and off-site retreats in the world will not change an attitude that does not want to be changed.

But, if it is ready…

What is your attitude?  Is it healthy? Or is it holding you back?

At absolutely every point in my career where I felt stuck, stalled, unable to move forward – and later broke free – the breakthrough came about as a result of shifting my attitude.

Sometimes the shift was a minor adjustment, requiring only something as simple as a Post-it note stuck to my computer monitor as a reminder. Sometimes it required outside intervention and months of therapy.

If we are going to make work fun, we have to be willing to assess, acknowledge, and adjust our attitude.

What’s it going to take to adjust yours?