Karl Menniger said. Also, William James narrows, the great discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by modifying the attitudes of his mind. The attitude with which assumes the life every day is the most important decision that can be taken each morning when you wake up. His attitude influences their actions and these results. They are not the circumstances that we are going through or events that we think that determine the results, the attitude with which we react is that makes the difference.
Attitude is a mental choice, is an attitude towards life. Once you choose a particular stance, is created in you a willingness to see the life according to that position. We can take the decision to focus on the positive side or on the negative side of life. There are people who can only see problems in what they do, others on the contrary look at each juncture, including adverse, an opportunity. There are people who can only think in the negative, their minds have become accustomed to filter only the bad, so live filled with pessimism; while others, decided to emphasize the hopeful side of life and see the opportunities.
Now, the positive attitude is not simple phrases, cliche, sometimes naive, you repeated to be convinced of something or to deny or distract the reality that is living. Even if you repeat encouraging phrases: I am the best, everything what I can, etc.; the situation will not change as if by magic. In fact, the positive attitude will not get rid of the real obstacles in his life, but if it is to put your mind in the best mental state to confront them. Positive attitude helps your mind think freely, doing that the ideas and solutions emerge to the surface. Stephen R. Covey says that the proper attitude allows that our response is at the level of the challenge that we face taken into account, that the attitude, is the variable most studied in social psychology due to constitutes a valuable element for the prediction of behavior finally it should not be forgotten, that it is possible to distinguish two types of theories about the formation of attitudes, these are: learning theory and cognitive consistency theory.