“People with a positive attitude are influenced by what goes on within them. People with a negative attitude are influenced by what goes on around them.”
This quote is truly spot on. It is the internal vs. external perspective that matters so much in life. Do you happen to the world or does the world happen to you?
But what happens to those around you when you exhibit a positive attitude? If they are externally driven, they will be influenced BY YOU. Therefore your choice to be positive and embrace an internally driven positive attitude isn’t about YOU. It is about others who are environmentally driven and will embrace the behavioral characteristics that you display.
So, when you CHOOSE to be embrace a positive attitude based on what’s motivates you internally don’t do it for yourself. Do it to serve others and impact their lives. That is leadership.