Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Right, so attitude is very important in life. Agree? No?

This would be a series of career/work related posts that should be useful. At least what yours truly thinks.

There are a lot of unemployed graduates especially local graduates and lots has been said on why is it that local graduate are not marketable and doesn't have the quality or skills required. Previous post on local graduates' quality if you wanted to know what yours truly think about that.

So, here I am again on the old but relevant topic. I believe the foremost important aspect to focus on would be the attitude. Attitude towards life and attitude towards work/career.

Your attitude will be the determining factor that determines how successful you will be in your life and career. Of course the know who is very important also in Malaysia..Ahem~~~. So what actually defined as the correct attitude? Everyone would have his or her own definition aye? In yours truly opinion, it is the following:

Being Responsible:
The world does not owe you a living. You yourself have to be responsible for your own life and career success. You have to choice to act upon the choices that you have and mold the path that you wanted to take.

Don't blame anyone if things does not go the way you wanted it to be. Take responsibility towards your life and work and you will be on the correct path.

Positive Thinking:
The mind is a powerful thing that can shape your attitude which will lead to success. Believing that nothing is impossible in your life and career would do wonders and set you on the correct path. Of course don't just jump off a cliff naked in believing that you can actually fly.

That is stupid and suicidal. Believe that any work given or problem that exist can be solved and done. Have confidence and believe in yourself that you can do it. Empty talk without action means nothing. By believing and have confidence in yourself, you are on the path to success.

Positive thinking also means having the "Can Do" attitude. Colleagues who think that the proposed plan cannot be done would be frustrating at times. This will affect the company's morale and influence others on why it cant be done instead of how can it be done efficiently. Don't say no before you even tried to do it. At the very least try to do and if unsuccessful, at the very least you tried your best.

Embrace Failure:
Nobody is perfect. Mistakes happen. You have to learn from your mistakes and only then you will improve. Embrace failure as one of the way to learn by experience. Learning from the mistakes in your work will make you better at your work. Don't complain or blame others or even yourself for your mistakes, admit the mistake, take responsibility and learn from it to move forward.

If you are faced with obstacles or failures, don't ever lose hope and confidence. Never give up as failure cannot be embraced if you give up. Develop a never give up attitude at work and you will have a good work attitude that will contribute to the company.

Abstain from Complaining:
I am sure a lot of you can relate to this. Complaining is very common in every working environment, up to the point that it can be called a 'disease' for it is contagious and will cause negativity. Complaining is a bad habit that must be nipped in the bud. If you are not satisfied with something regarding your work, do bring up to your superior or supervisor.

If your superior or supervisor is the type that does not listen to you then try to explain to him or her that it is important to have the discussion in order to solve the problem or dissatisfaction. Voice out your dissatisfaction to the correct channel instead of the wrong channel as if it falls to the wrong ears, it would even affect your career. Discussing your dissatisfaction is the way to instill a good work attitude instead of complaining.

Working Hard:
There is no short cut to success. One have to work hard by doing extra or going the extra miles to ensure that the work is done with quality and to your best effort. Don't just complete the work given for the sake of completing it. Try to complete the work assigned by giving your best and you will have satisfaction and pride on a job well done.

Willing to Learn:
You have to have the will to self improve. One can never have enough knowledge. By willing to learn and experience, you will be adding value to yourself. The thirst for knowledge will ensure that you will remain relevant and can contribute to your work effective and efficiently. Thus, this will ensure success in your work and life.

Hence, the correct and good attitude is very important that will take you far and be successful. Even if it doesn't, at the very least you will be positive thinking and be happy. Ahem~~~

The following are attitude quotes:

"It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to." ~Annie Gottlier

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~Winston Churchill

"Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same." ~Francesca Reigler

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." ~Scott Hamilton

"Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude." ~Ralph Marston

"Believe you can and you're half way there." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right." ~ Mary Kay Ash
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. " ~ Thomas Jefferson


1 comment:

  1. "The world does not owe you a living. You yourself have to be responsible for your own life and career success"


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