Attitude by definition means a ‘settled way of thinking or feeling about something’. Your attitude is a reflection of how you approach the situations – good or bad – you face in your life. We often see people talk about ‘adopting a positive attitude to succeed’. But how does our attitude really help us achieve better? Whenever you face a turbulence in life, do you curse your luck? Do you spend time mourning over what went wrong? Or do you accept the situation and try to fix it? In the business world, a sense of urgency is inherently important. Organizations not only need people who’re quick to react to situations, but they also need people with a realistic and optimistic attitude that would help them achieve their goals quicker and tackle challenges with as much ease as possible. Being level headed during a situation of conflict or turbulence is one of the most important traits to have to manage situations better. The right kind of attitude helps you to – Make optimum use of the resources around you even during challenges In organizations, often there are times when there are certain challenges, financial or social, that are to be taken care of so as to maintain the efficiency of the organization. Now, such a task cannot be fulfilled with someone who is constantly fretting over the things that are going wrong and refusing to work. There might be shortage of resources like time, manpower, finances, etc but to make optimum use of the existing resources and working around obstacles to maintain productivity helps find solutions and fix things. Believe in yourself To accomplish any task, it is important to believe in yourself and your skill set. The right attitude helps you develop faith in yourself that further facilitates optimum usage of your skills to tackle obstacles. It also lets you think with a clearer head since you aren’t afraid or unsure about the decisions you might take under pressure. Manage time effectively During a crisis, time is what you will always be short on. There will be tasks at hand with stringent deadlines and your plate of work might continuously overflow. In such a situation, a positive, level-headed attitude will be the only thing keeping you sane enough to find a way out of the crisis. Appreciate and encourage your co-workers Demotivation during a challenge is often something people in organizations deal with. There’s a sense of seriousness and even negativity that taints the environment. If you’re in grip of yourself, it will become easier for you to lighten up and motivate your co-workers enough to deal with the situation in a better way. Take on leadership roles Organizations need leaders who can maintain composure during a crisis. They want problem solvers, not worriers. The right attitude shows that you’re fit to be in a position of extra responsibility and be a leader. Although there might be times when people crack under pressure, or even give up for a while. But the right attitude shows that giving up permanently is never the way out of a crisis. Your attitude is what decides how you approach a problem in your life and the very approach is what decides whether you’ll be able to fix it or not!