The Importance of Attitude

If you're returning to school at Colorado Technical University, or enrolling for the first time after years of building a career, you are likely aware of the value that employers set on continuous learning. When you invest in you, others can take notice. While you sharpen your skills and learn new ones, remember the engine that is driving all this positive change: your attitude.

It is never too late to build your brand:

Consider the case of lifelong learner Colonel Harland Sanders. Later famed for his cooking around the world, at age 40 Sanders was selling chicken out of his modest living quarters. At age 65, his one and only restaurant failed when a new interstate sent customers elsewhere.

Instead of giving up, Sanders took the $105 from his first Social Security check to scout out potential franchise locations. His attitude was one of persistence and optimism.

Don't let your past hold you back: 

Well Abraham Lincoln was unsuccessful in his attempts for public office no less than eight times before he became the 16th President of the United States. He also endured two business failures. Reared in poverty, Lincoln had less than a year of formal schooling. Yet today, he's considered by some to be the nation's greatest President.

From both of these stories we see that attitude counts for a lot. But if you’re still not convinced about the importance of attitude consider the Titanic actress Gloria Stuart who at 87, was the oldest person ever nominated for an Oscar. She commented that she related to her role as the adventurous 100-year-old Rose. Stuart said, "If you're full of love, admiration, appreciation of the beautiful things there are in this life, you have it made."

As you continue to invest in your education and refine your career direction, keep in mind the importance of attitude as you position yourself to reach your goals!


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