How to Improve your Positive Mental Attitude

How you ever used checklists to improve your productivity … or perhaps your positive mental attitude? How well did they work for you?

I often use checklists to achieve our goal to create the attitude that can see opportunity in every difficulty.

After college, I spent almost 2 years training as a naval aviator. An important element of that training was the use of checklists in the learning and refresher process. Checklist utilization remains an important part of my business life. It is always a good idea to have a helpful checklist for reminders of improvements for your business or your personal life.

I keep a stack of 10 or so checklists that I rotate and update occasionally. I pull out one checklist to read and contemplate for five minutes as a way to start each day. I find it puts my thinking in the right frame of mind.

Here is one checklist example on simple reminders to improve the odds of success in any task that I or my team may be doing:

Smiles … matter

Sharing … is caring

Imagination and curiosity … are your best assets

Strangers … are friends in waiting

Play … is the work

You … are the master of your destiny

Make you … and the team matter

Community … over audiences

Be … nothing less than remarkable

Defeat … your doubts

Note that each statement is very short and simple. The entire list can be read a couple of times in less than 5 minutes. That is important, as it gives you a few minutes to contemplate what you are reading.

Remember to make laughter part of your communications … it is another great way to show people a positive mental attitude.

Mike Schoultz is the founder of Digital Spark Marketing, a digital marketing and customer service agency. With 40 years of business experience, he writes about topics that relate to improving the performance of business. Please Bookmark his blog for awesome stories and articles.

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Mike Schoultz writes about improving the performance of business. Bookmark his blog for stories and articles. www.digitalsparkmarketing.com

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Mike Schoultz

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Mike Schoultz writes about improving the performance of business. Bookmark his blog for stories and articles. www.digitalsparkmarketing.com

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