When I was a boy, I heard a quote from Zig Ziglar that really impacted me. Zig said boldly that, “Your attitude and your aptitude will determine your altitude.” These words inspired me then and still do today.
If you wish to be a successful leader, always strive to develop and maximize a positive mental attitude, and do not allow yourself to be negative or petty. A cheerful disposition on life will affect your subconscious mind in a productive way also. It will allow you to approach life as a “can-do” person who practices possibility thinking, and not what Zig Ziglar used to refer as “stinking thinking.” Think good thoughts and do good works. That alone is a fine philosophy for living.