Attitude is that little thing within that goes on to make a big difference both inside and outside. It determines how we experience every aspect of our life. Our attitude is very important when we have nothing and equally important when we have everything.

Attitude defines us in the world. One is chiefly recognized by his attitude as attitude reflects our mindset and influences our behaviour in a big way. For example, if one has a generous attitude, he will never mind spending for others and seeing this, people in society recognise him as a generous personality.

So, attitude is the secret power working 24x7 in our life. It works both ways, for good as well as bad. A good attitude brings happiness and joy in our life, whereas a bad attitude invites miseries and pain in life. A good attitude can take us to good heights while a bad attitude can make us fall from great heights. A bad attitude is one’s biggest disability as we can’t go anywhere long along with it.

Happiness is not dependant on the set of circumstances, it depends on the set of attitudes that we choose to have. Right attitude leads to right actions, and right actions will always bring about right results. Hence, it’s very important to adopt and harness right attitude in life.

What are the kind of right attitudes in life?

Good and gentle attitude.
One can’t always have a good day. But we can always face a bad day with a good attitude. Attitude is everything in life, so it is important you pick a good one. And when you do that, the bad day no more remains bad for you as our happiness comes from our own attitude. To develop this attitude, we should daily pray and ask for strength to generate a good and gentle attitude towards everything and everyone in life.

An attitude to help.
Trees teach us to give our fruits to others. When we make others happy, we automatically become happy because what we give is what we receive. You may or may not be able to help people in action today, but your attitude to help is of key importance. And for this, you have to just make sure that your internal intent to help people is constantly present in life.

An attitude to adjust.
When our attitude is to adjust, we can easily and effortlessly adjust to any atmosphere, be it hostile or kind. To nurture the attitude to adjust, we need to nurture flexibility, agreeability and the willingness to go with the other person’s will, from within. A person with such an attitude is found to be affable, amiable and pleasant to interact with, by everyone. And having the attitude to adjust everywhere will always keep peace in our life.

A positive attitude.
Our inner attitude determines how we see the outer aspects of life. Adopting a positive attitude in life can therefore convert any negative situation into a positive one. Positive is entirely on the side of God-the divine. It is our choice whether we want to embrace a positive attitude or a negative. In order to adopt a positive attitude, we must keep our intent positive. A positive intent causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, positive speech and positive deeds. When our attitude is positive, our intuition power enhances, our creativity increases and we always remain optimistic in any circumstances. We can’t change our fate, but we can certainly change our attitude.

The forgiving attitude.
When in conflict with someone, the one factor that can make a difference in the form of damaging our relationship or deepening is the factor of a forgiving attitude. If we understand that ‘everything that happens in my life has been designed for my spiritual growth’, the forgiving attitude will come natural. A revengeful attitude causes harm to one’s own self more than anyone else. Therefore, always try to practice a forgiving attitude. You may begin to do so by first seeking forgiveness from the God within the person whom you are having conflict with, for the conflict having taken place. And next, let go the bitter past. When we let go the past, our present automatically becomes richer and fuller.

A straightforward attitude.
Life moves quite straight and smooth for the one who has a straightforward attitude. One is liked and taken good care of when he is straightforward in life. This attitude is of paramount importance for our spiritual growth. To develop a straightforward attitude, one has to just stop putting one’s intellect to unnecessary use. Make a beginning from your dealings with elders. Try to obey and respect them without arguing unnecessarily. You will soon notice that your overwiseness is diminishing and you are getting more and more straightforward in life. Note this experience, it is like a sheer bliss!

An attitude of gratitude.
An attitude of gratitude is a must in life to make progress in any sphere of life. It is a feeling of constant thankfulness or indebtedness for the benefits and advantages that we have received in life, towards those from whom we have received them. This attitude is best expressed by following the instructions of whom we feel grateful to. The attitude of gratitude should be the highest towards our parents or guardian who give us life and bring us up, and towards our teachers who give us worldly knowledge and teach us valuable things in life. And our attitude of gratitude ought to be supreme towards Gnani (in case you have not met Gnani, pray that you soon meet Him), who gives us knowledge of our real Self and liberates us from all kinds of suffering, forever!!

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Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization.