There is a Zig Ziglar quote which I read recently which reads \u201cYour attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude\u201d \u2013 Zig Ziglar\r\nI particularly liked this one because it focuses on how our attitude can affect how far we can progress.\r\nWe know we can have a positive or negative attitude towards everything and everyone. This can often lead to the beliefs people have whether they be the proverbial optimist or the ongoing pessimist!\r\nAttitude is so difficult to define as it relates to our behaviour which if we have attitude means we can come across arrogant and even defiant. The effects of having a negative or bad attitude can and will alter the result.\r\nOften, we blame our attitude on someone or something that has happened to us. We get into the blame game wanting to point the finger and make excuses as to why we didn\u2019t achieve what we set out to achieve.\r\nWe all know we can choose to have a positive or negative outlook, but for some this is hard, nearly impossible. When we\u2019re in business we can\u2019t afford to have anything but a positive outlook and attitude, otherwise we are never going to grow our business.\r\nTo be able to change our attitude we need to have the right aptitude. Using our existing skills and talent we can make the changes we want.\r\nLooking at the other part of the quote which refers to altitude, refers to those wonderful heights we can climb to looking back to see how far we\u2019ve come. We can only climb the mountain if we have the right attitude and aptitude.\r\nInterestingly almost at the same time I saw the above quote I saw this other one from Zig Ziglar, \u201cYou don\u2019t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great\u201d\r\nThis sits so well with the other quote in that we need to start somewhere, and if we do, we can be great. We don\u2019t want to put things off but start the journey otherwise we will never achieve what we want.\r\nWhat is the message here?\r\nWe need to have the right attitude if we are to achieve great things, and if we do all can ever be is great!