6 key values of positive attitude towards goals and success

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Attitude towards goals and success

Success is not final, it is a source of continuous progress triggered by well-laid goals which are nurtured by a positive attitude. Specifically, psychological success follows a distinct cycle: goals→effort→perfomance→success. The amount of effort and rate of performance is a factor of attitude. The continuity perspective comes when goals are influenced by previous successes, a concept which may be termed as motivation. This encompasses the motivational process in the products of attitude, meaning the inner personality is the major source of motivation.

Most goals fail to be realised due to negative attitudes. “Should I ask for help?” is a typical example of an attitude question affecting most adolescents in class. People fail in class usually due to attitude, which, if improved would have given better results. This is an overly under looked example but it helps us to understand the effects task achievement and ego on goals.

Journeys such as success which are goal dependent are always task oriented and usually require a lot of attention and a lot of complementary hands; support from your inner self and the surrounding environment. A random survey will show that positive minds will achieve goals faster than their negative counterparts. Below are key values of a positive attitude:


By popular definition, optimism is a belief that things will go well despite any present circumstances. But, believing also that things can and will go wrong is a measure of optimism. In the first instance, when you believe that things will eventually turn out to be okay even after a series of failures, you will keep trying and will never abandon your goals. Such a practice is typical of the attitudes of men and women who produced almost every bit of technology which transformed this world.

On the second instance, when you know that things can and will go wrong, you won’t stop on a failure. Also, it develops a spirit of readiness and preparedness which will be missing in a pessimist. Understanding that failure is a measure of things done wrong ultimately widens the planning approach.


Let us say you come up with a totally new business idea. You implement it, and just as you are beginning to see how fruitful it is, someone launches a similar but modified-for-betterment project. You have so many options; you may opt to drop your project and start a new one, you may opt to sue the person for stealing your plan, you may opt to simply gear up yourself etc…

The question here is of attitude. A positive attitude will inspire you to gear up and be up for a stiffer competition. Besides, it is usually cheaper to transform by adding a few more features than to start something new and totally different. What if what happened in the first instance is going to be repeated on every instance, you will simply die a failure.


A positive attitude will build in you a belief that you can improve yourself, your community and plans for better results. Closely related to optimism and all other attitude matters, a right mindset will pull you through many obstacles with a little effort and stress-free.

A person with the proper mindset will exhibit hope in almost anything. He or she understands that society is an important piece of the puzzle of success. On average, people with a good mindset have more opportunities to exercise their goals, and they have a flexible planning process which is not limited by either space or time.


To be a master in anything, you have to learn it. The learning process is usually difficult particularly when business lessons are supposed to come from a poor person or when ideas are to be obtained from a person lower than you in status or age.

A good attitude is essential to accept that lessons can be drawn from anywhere. It is learning something which lightens the goal achievement task. When it comes to success, goals backed by lessons are usually second to none.


More than once, obstacles arise in the goal implementation process. Like in the example under competitiveness, a person adopting your idea may be enough to lay you off-goal. Besides, a lot of temptations will arise in life. After successfully launching a business, someone comes preaching that such and such business is better and you decide to switch but a couple of years down the line, you notice that the previous was actually better.

A good attitude will help you to stay focused up to at least the moment when a goal is attained. A negative attitude will leave a trail of unattained goals after you and a final destination off failure. Life is not very long, especially when you are busy running around without attaining around.


A person who understands that things can and will go wrong will go an extra mile in his planning phases, even providing alternative plans. Given the best plans, even seemingly impossible goals will be attained faster than easier goals with weak plans.

When it comes to planning and attitude, a person with a better attitude will not take anything for granted either by overlooking and under looking its influence on the achievement part. A positive attitude teaches a person that planning is a continuous process.

In a nutshell, a good attitude coupled with goals makes achievement (success) an easy phenomenon. With a good attitude, you will be able to identify good goals and how to achieve them.

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Simbarashe Mwanaka was born in Inyanga, a small smart town in Manicaland, eastern part of Zimbabwe on the 6th of January 1993 as the only male product of Zebedia Mwanaka and Takesure Marongedza. He attended Shiri Primary School, St Mary Magdalene's High School and St Monicas High School( for advanced level). He is currently doing aero engineering.


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