Article: Attitude is Everything"
The living embodiment of the expression "attitude is everything" is understood and practiced by top achievers who have an insatiable thirst to do more, be more, do it faster and better. Often times we refer to these individuals as brilliant. However, brilliance is not a limited commodity for only a select few. Brilliance is abundant in people through-out the world who unfortunately garner bad habits and sabotage themselves making it impossible for success. For many, it has been their demise. They not only make it impossible for them selves to succeed; they cause endless obstacles for others.
Attitude has and will always be the gatekeeper to success. Good habits of attitude are equal and perhaps more important than brilliance. Achieving and accomplishing vigorous objectives cannot occur without them.
Lou Holts built a legendary coaching career on attitude by taking over underperforming college football programs, instilling in his players and coaches an attitude of burning desire to win, turning out champions.
His philosophy boils down to six fundamentals as a coach. The number one fundamental he would tell people, "we are going to choose the right attitude." "You can have all the talent in the world but if you don't have the right attitude you are not going to live up to your potential." His remaining five fundamentals to success which he has carried over into his personal life are:
- "Take pride in making sacrifices"
- "Have a passion for winning"
- "Understand your sense of purpose"
- "Is to dream"
- "Make sure people can trust you. Let them know that you care about them and that everything you do is based on integrity and concern for them and that it's built on a foundation of trust."
Lou Holts' habits of attitude are exemplary. He took control in choosing the right attitudes and in his ability to dream the big dreams. While never forgetting, that such dreams cannot be achieved without attention to the tiniest details. He was willing to do the mundane work to achieve his goals.
As for those who are brilliant and have sabotage their careers--wake up tomorrow morning with "Habits of Attitudes" that support success.