My favorite online dictionary defines attitude as a manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, esp. of the mind. Our tendencies and dispositions define our thoughts and our thoughts become our actions and our actions become our habits and our habits become our character and our character becomes our destiny .Hence, a right attitude is vital, towards yourself, towards everyone else and towards your life.
Towards life : Only if I were 70 year old with a good pension plan ,would I dare to say that the right attitude to live life is " carrom ramvanu,(aloe vera) juice pivanu , maja ni life". But things get a little complicated and intense when you go down the age ladder. Not only do you finish the template requirements but you also kill yourself living up to the expectations of the society and culture. You strive and strive each day, sometimes completely against your will and just live because that is how you think you are supposed to. That is not the right attitude. That is an attitude of a workaholic idiot who doesn't know what he/she is doing, literally.
Love what you do and do what you love and you would not be working a single day in your life. Aim for something and strive hard to achieve it. When you achieve it, live the success and celebrate your accomplishments. Stay healthy and exercise so that you are able to see the few more years of your live that you deserve to. Every now and then, drive to a beach, walk bare-footed on the sand and breathe fresh air as you admire the blueness of the lake and the majesty of the sky. Every now and then, pause your life, take a break and indulge in things you really wish to do at that point in time. Live a life that when you are lying on your deathbed and right before your death, when the scenes of your life flash back to your memory, these are the words you'd want to utter " now that is living ". Cultivate this attitude towards life through few efforts and soon after, your mindset will orient towards it naturally.
Attitude towards yourself: Love yourself or else you will never be able to love anyone else properly and no-one else will be able to love you too. Forgive yourself if you are getting another chance in life because it is okay to do mistakes in life. Do not regret anything that you ever did because at that point in time, it made you happy. Be true to yourself and god, even if you are not true to anyone else. Tell yourself that you matter and stand up for yourself and your principles even when no one else does. Believe in yourself, your dreams, and your capabilities.
Live. Love. Laugh. Stay fit. Follow your dreams. Give. Chill.
Life is too short to hate, hold grudges, cry or do things you don't want to.
Live it out king-size.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. And that my friend, is THE right attitude.
Your Zindagi Dost