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A Positive Attitude

Attitude is Everything
A Positive Attitude
Friendship  is not Free; It Must  be Earned...!

We should try to do these things better, leave things better than you meet them, make people happier than you met them, build and not destroy. Always try to put the right attitude, for attitude is everything. Below are tips for a positive attitude...

1. Encourage others to talk about themselves.

2. Talk in the interest ranges of the things that people treasure most when talking to them.

3. Talk to people about themselves and recognize their importance.

4. Respect other people's good judgment and avoid arguments.

5. Never tell anyone they are wrong, we all will rationalize to the point of thinking we are unequivocally right.

6. We should criticize ourselves before others have the chance to; if you are wrong, admit it...!

7. Tread softly, you will go farther.

8. We should try to let our friends feel as though they have excelled us at some time or another.

9. Let others do a great deal more of the talking.

10. Be patient. Figure out why others think as they do; look at it from their viewpoint.

11. Show compassion toward others (this is yearned for).

12. Treat people with respect, dignity, honesty, truthfulness, and willingness; they will generally emulate those feelings.

13. Challenge others to do something better, never force them.

14. Call attention to mistakes indirectly (don't broadcast).

15. Make difficulties seem easy to conquer.

16. Praise minutest improvements and inspire hidden treasures in others.

17. Be friendly.

18. Force yourself to smile...! (You will).

19. Consider others’ good points.

20. Make others want to follow your suggestions.

21. Always appreciate people’s time.

22. Be interested in everyone you meet.

23. Always remember: good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.

24. Remember names; a person's name is truly the most treasured phrase to that person’s ears. Use the I.R.A principles to help remember names.
Impression Repetition  Association (I.R.A.)
(What do they look like? Repeat their names five times. What do they do?)
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25. Try saying this three (3) times: Act enthusiastically and you’ll be enthusiastic. It works.

26. Perfect yourself first, then worry about everyone else.

27. Try to exercise a little sympathy, tolerance and kindness  it goes a lot further than a short fuse.

28. Learn the difference between appreciation and flattery  one is from the heart, the other is from the teeth.

29. Accept the fact that everyone is superior to you in one way or another, and learn from that trait.

30. When not engaged in some definite problem-solving, most people think of themselves 95% of the time. If we could cut it to 50%, the results would be dramatic.

31. Why should people be interested in you and me, unless we are first interested in them?

32. We are all interested in what we want. Be a little different: Be interested in what the other person wants and needs. (Get the other person’s point of view and see things from his angle as well as your own. Be interested in helping others, not only yourself).

33. Try to do things without ulterior motives.

34. If we do things that require time, energy, unselfishness and thoughtfulness, we will make many friends.

35. The ability to listen is rarer than almost any other trait. (Listen and learn).

36. This is an old one: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We all know who wrote that one.

37. Do unto others as they would have you do unto them.

38. When dealing with people, use little phrases like, I’m sorry to trouble you, Would you be so kind as to, Won’t you please, Would you mind, Thank you. They are the hallmark of good breeding.

39. Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.

40. Avoid getting angry incessantly.


1. with the right person,

2. to the right degree,

3. at the right time,

4. for the right purpose,

5. in the right way,

Remember, we are all creatures of emotion. First, ask yourself why they did what they did.

1. Forgiveness takes away guilt.

2. Forgetting takes away the obsession.

3. When we think of our own need for forgiveness, it becomes easy to forgive others.

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