Attitude is the habitual reaction which you exhibit in a given circumstance. Your attitude will determine how you react. If you have an attitude of violence then if someone pushes you, you will push them back. If you have an attitude of passiveness, then you will likely just avoid the person who pushed you instead of pushing them back.
While our attitude may be based on habit, meaning it comes naturally without much thought, we can still change it. Provided you give enough effort to it, you can change your attitude to an attitude of kindness. This can be done in quite a short amount of time depending on your conviction to get it done.
Develop a Mindset of Thankfulness
If you are constantly feeling thankful for all you have this will change your attitude. Someone who is thankful does not take what they have for granted. Consequently, if you feel this way you will find it that much easier to help out others who are not as lucky as you.
This reaction already shows that your attitude has changed because if you were not thankful you might react by ignoring the need of this person.
Start Building on the Habit
Smile as often as you can. Whenever you see someone, give them a smile. This may seem like a small gesture, but it can have a large impact on your life if you commit to it.
Try to let go of any grievances you have against other people. If the grievance you have is not something you can just ignore, talk to the person and try to sort it out.
When you talk to someone about a grievance, do your best to look at it from their perspective. You may find yourself resonating with that person and come to a positive conclusion for the both of you.
In every action you take, make sure to put yourself in the other person’s shoes. If your action toward them is something that you, yourself, would not appreciate, discontinue that action.
Over time, as you continue building on these positive habits, you will notice that your attitude is changing.
If you can keep all of these up for six weeks, you will probably notice that you now have an attitude of kindness. No longer do you want to repay evil with evil or get back at those who caused you trouble. All you will want is to be happy and to make sure that those around you are happy as well.
You will want this because you know that is what you want. If you want to be happy, then you know that everyone else deserves to be happy to.
Let Us Know How It Goes!
If you’re ready, give this a go. Let us know in the comments how it went and what changes you can see in yourself. Let’s fight for a world in which every human-being is kind!