Three attitude components define who you are and where you are going. Attitude is our moment to moment stance towards Life and our environment.
If one possesses a purposely Positive State Of Mind, and has molded his or her Inner Beliefs into a repertoire of Values and Principles to live by - and employs these values and principles at the appropriate time - this stance remains strong, stable, and reliable. Offering the best possible platform from which can be launched a problem solving mindset.
A problem solving mindset is the stance that gets things done. In an efficient, equitable, and satisfying manner.
It is generally recognized that there are three, indispensable, Attitude Components.
Attitude is comprised of:
The moment one accepts the implication of these three components, and the enormous influence they wield on your expression of yourself, you set the scene to becoming confident, happy, relaxed, and eventually self reliant.
You are ready to begin laying the foundations of a Positive Mindset.
It is whilst expressing a Positive Mindset that we Human Beings produce better outcomes. To emphasize the absolute nature of a Positive Mindset, it is worth repeating the implication that Attitude components define who you are and where you are going.
On this page we examine our Cognitive Component.
Understanding the components of attitude that one needs to manipulate, in order to take charge of his or her mind, is not merely useful, it is essential. A working knowledge of these components is also essential to success on one's journey to enlightenment and establishing a problem solving mindset.
A thorough understanding of these attitude components is also essential if one is to discover the potential of the ultimate secret of the Human Mind.
It is no exaggeration to mention that this Cognitive attitude component is not at all well understood. Human Behavior is mostly executed on autopilot through the Affective Attitude Component in response to stimuli in one's environment.
The above circumstances are analogous to a Company outsourcing it’s core expertise with loose guidelines to the goals it desires to achieve.
The relative – to population World wide - paucity of folk in general, and Leaders in particular, who demonstrate a Problem solving mindset, is a clear indication of the common lack of appreciation of the comprehensiveness inherent in every Human mind.
We live in a precariously uncertain World for the simple reason we meekly accept this lack of appreciation of the potency of our minds to resolve any issue equitably.
This misunderstanding leads to the consequence that inadequate behavior inevitably results in chaos, of some description.
Notwithstanding a relatively widespread inability to solve problems, this Cognitive element of one’s Attitude is an inbuilt mental faculty available to each and every one of us.
Nevertheless, we must first recognize the fact that we not only possess this mechanism, but we also possess the aptitude to direct it in a positive manner to attain ends ranging from the mundane, to the seemingly impossible. Both these innate faculties need to be nurtured and developed.
In other words, by adopting and developing a problem solving mindset, we unleash capacity to access opportunities invisible to the negative, or indeed neutral, mind.
It is the drawing out, of problem solving potential within, that permits one to choose our path in Life, according to our innate talents and desires.
Our Cognitive Attitude Component is composed of:
The judicious execution of these fundamental elements is aided by the moment by moment recognition of the relationship of
those elements to one’s response to life in general, and to the
immediate environment one is experiencing - otherwise known as Reality.
Being part of the process of taking charge of one’s mind, this recognition must be pioneered in a purposeful, ever consciously self aware manner.
Once on the path of Personal Development, and encouraged by the desirable rewards of Mindfulness, Conscious Self Awareness grows exponentially. Eventually becoming Habit.
Once it has attained the status of habit, Conscious Self Awareness works diligently on one's behalf. Effortlessly monitoring one's behavior, providing constant feedback of exquisite value.
Firsthand Behavioral feedback. An unbiased reflection of our own behavior, obtainable in no other way.
This type of unbiased feedback is readily acceptable to the owner, and willingly acted upon. We know it to be Truth.
Conscious Self Awareness is entirely different from, and bears no association with, the all too common self centered, all about me, approach to Life.
A self centered approach to Life, is geared exclusively towards a Human seeking gratification and attention.
In actual practice - under the auspices of Wisdom - Conscious Self Awareness focuses on the perception, and comprehension, of your own Thought processing. This involves examination of your attitude, knowledge, beliefs, and desires, in direct relation to given circumstances.
Earnest processing and examination culminate in a crystal clear understanding of how those Thoughts can, and do, influence your mood, feelings, and subsequently, drive your behavior. With this awareness locked in place, you are now ready to direct those Thoughts to equitable ends with equanimity.
When you can repeat this process, at will, with the requisite equanimity, and follow through with the requisite equitable actions, you are in charge of you. You will be able to predict the consequences of your actions with extraordinary accuracy.
Consciously Aware Thought
processing becomes most powerful and beneficially influential on
behavior once an individual has taken charge of his or her mind. Empowerment builds and broadens, as we make consistent reference to our previously established repertoire of Values and Principles. One learns, that ultimately, doing the Right Thing is the greatest arbiter of all.
Consistently referring to your Values and Principles, for guidance, enables calculated and measured, equitable decisions to be made.
In other words, one makes rational, worthy, beneficial decisions that attract the attention and admiration of fellow Right Thinking Humans.
The alternative is a display of sheer Emotion, Positive or negative, when the Affective attitude component is unsupervised, allowing it to dictate our responses. We are all familiar with this common scenario.
Reliably, given time and attention, Conscious Self Awareness - as with every activity Humans engage in - improves relative to practical exertion.
With experience, consistently sensible – meaning beneficial - Behavioral Decisions, supported by Positive Enthusiasm for execution of those decisions, will be the consequence.
In addition to allowing an individual to attain, and execute, rational
decisions, one's Cognitive Attitude Component is also instrumental in the
exercise of Self Discipline, Personal Initiative, Cooperation, and Collaboration.
When Conscious Self Awareness finally becomes Habit, one can fully focus on problem solving with alacrity and equanimity. And in conjunction with this essential to success habit, begin, or continue, making progress, in whatever worthy and worthwhile endeavor is close to his or her heart.
However . . .
Reaching this elevated Thinking platform is merely the beginning of an intellectually stimulating environment where success is a process.
A word of caution is in order.
Responsibility beckons. It is easy to be complacent.
In order to exploit the massive potential the Universe - that is Nature - offers, in an equitable manner that not merely avoids chaos, but diminishes the possibility of chaos ever occurring, we Humans need all the help we can get.
Locating help is a lot closer than you may expect. To the greatest extent, access to help is an inbuilt characteristic of each and every individual's Cognitive Capabilities. One can recognize this inbuilt help as another of life's delightful, yet profound paradoxes.
As a member of an intelligent Species, you can engage your Cognitive Attitude Component to monitor, and direct, itself. Conscious Self Awareness is another of the many tools available to an individual who practices Self Reliance.
If There Were Ever A Guardian Angel Our Cognitive Attitude Component Is It
When Wisely Used - Attitude Components Rock
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