Sunday, 21 June 2015

“Your Attitude Matters more than Your Intelligence and Experience” ―Professor M.S.Rao

“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

Attitude is essential not only to ensure success in your career but also in your life. Attitude brings credibility and respect and keeps individuals stay grounded.  In my teaching profession, I found some students who are average academically reaching top at the end while some students who are very intelligent staying at the same level without any significant career growth.  I found that these intelligent students took their intelligence for granted due to their excessive ego.  Some of them also developed negative attitude. In contrast, the average students touched the tipping point due to their positive attitude and perseverance.  Therefore, attitude is more important than the so called intelligence.

When you attend employment interview, the recruiters emphasize on your attitude than on your intelligence and experience. They appreciate candidates with a great attitude with nil experience than the ones with a nil attitude and rich experience. Companies are ready to invest their money to train and groom candidates with a right attitude despite not having experience. In contrast, the candidates with high experience and negative attitude are always a liability to companies as they often play petty politics and harm organizational interests. Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines right remarked, “Attitude is very important and has to be weighed with experience and skills. Someone with a high IQ who is a backbiter is a disaster for your organization. Someone who is outgoing and altruistic and can work convivially will be a huge asset.” Therefore, attitude is more important than your intelligence and experience. Remember, higher the attitude higher your altitude of success!

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” ―William James

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