Is your attitude your goal ?
ATTITUDES influence our approach to life and our day-to-day existence. They impact us both at the subtle and fundamental levels of existence. But do they influence our goals too? In an experiment here's what a team experienced when they went through the dynamics of sporting different attitudes to realise their goals. The assignment was a mammoth one where they had to scale a massif. Totally new and raw to the whole experience, the fresh recruits were overwhelmed with the thought of scaling such a huge `rock.' As the entire team was divided into smaller groups, the task was a goal they had to achieve.
The approach and attitude each group had towards their task was interesting to observe. While one team's heart sank, the other took it up like a challenge, and the third wanted to enjoy every moment of the journey up to the peak. As the day progressed and the teams set about achieving their goals, the final outcome seemed to be in direct proportion to their collective experience of scaling the monolith and the sense of achievement they experienced was varied to say the least.
In short, the attitude you sport typifies the path you adopt to achieve your goal!
Team A - This team focussed on being the first to reach the summit. They invariably took the `straightest' and most uncomplicated route. Unfortunately for them, it turned out to be the toughest as well. It was straight up the rock and a difficult terrain. Needless to say, they hardly enjoyed the climb, there were intra-team problems and finally, they emerged last.
Team B - This team seemed to have it all worked out. They had all their goals in order and opted to follow the `slow and steady' path to success. The middle path was what they opted for and what they got. They were the second team to reach the summit, but were content to do so, because that's what they'd aimed for. They put the team's safety, security and welfare above all. So they had a satisfactory run.
Team C - Enthusiastic and eager, this team was concerned only about one thing. They wanted to enjoy the whole experience, every step of the rough terrain. Together the team brainstormed to find the most interesting and the path of least resistance. It wasn't surprising that they emerged first and still had a lot of life and enthusiasm left to go some more!
The above experiment is just an interpretation of what attitudes can do to your vision and mission in life and career. They can either jeopardise your goals or help you achieve them with or without a smooth run. So pick and sport the attitude that best fits your goals.
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