How Does Your Attitude Influence Your Core Values?

Attitudes & Core Values

How Does Your Attitude Influence Your Core Values? Have you ever wondered where your attitude comes from and how it shapes your life? With such an interesting question, I delved in and did my research, and this is what I discovered.

Attitude and core values

Your attitude is the way you think of feel about something which affects your actions.

  • Your actions are influenced by your core values emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally.
  • There are four different types of attitude – positive, negative, neutral, and sikken.
  • You can develop attitudes through practiced behaviour 

In this article, you’ll discover how you can develop a positive attitude that builds courage and the ability to ask for help which are habits of many of the most mindful and successful people.

What Are Your Core Values?

It’s so easy to live life without really thinking about what’s the driving force behind what you do.

However, your personal core values form a critical part of who you are.

They guide the decisions you make, the options and opportunities you choose, the job you do, and the relationships you build.

Your values should permeate almost every aspect of your life, including who you decide to marry and how you spend your money.

As a result, they have a massive effect on your attitude towards life. If you would like to see a list of 600 core values read my article  – Personal Core Values List 600 | Ultimate Guide 

Winston Churchill said:

“Attitude is a small thing that makes a big difference.”

List 5 positive attributes about yourself.

Now consider what attitude they evoke.

How do they affect our behaviour?

Consider how they impact the people around you

By discovering how your core values impact your mindset you become more self-aware and able to understand how your behaviour is influenced by your attitude.

How Does Your Attitude Influence Your Core Values?

From a psychological perspective, there are three different types of attitudes they are:

  • Emotional
  • Cognitive
  • Behavioural

Your emotional attitude is based on the intense feeling around your circumstances, mood, or relationships with others and how you express it on an emotional level.

So if you’re excited about something, your attitude changes based on your level of enthusiasm. Your attitude will be affected by your degree of emotional stimuli.

A lot has been written about the concept of the mind and developing mental strength for greater success.

We all know a lot of the literature with regard to the law of attraction, mastering the mind, and developing good habits to last a lifetime.

Yet really developing these practices consistently over time is quite difficult. It is especially difficult when faced with modern-day challenges which seem to be designed to drain away our energy.

Such drains can include social media, Wi-Fi, bills, and expenses, broken relationships, environmental toxins, smartphones, alcohol, sugar, caffeine, and the list goes on.

Developing a strong mindset entails consistent practice over prolonged periods of time.

It requires a sense of practicality and discipline that is all too often forgotten I’ve discovered some powerful tools.

These tools are designed to help you if you’re seriously committing to developing your mindset so that you can focus on what you want over the long term.

They are audio tools that reinforce that you are good enough right at this moment. 

Your cognitive attitude is based on the knowledge and understanding which you show to others.

If you have a good cognitive attitude it builds your self-confidence, you make better decisions, and are more likely to remember things and solve problems.

“Your core values have a part to play in all three types of psychological attitudes.”

Behavioural attitudes are how you express your emotional and cognitive attitude in a given situation. This attitude most clearly defines us because it is self-evident in our actions.

Your core values have a part to play in all three psychological attitudes.

So for example, if you believe that the death penalty is wrong your emotional, cognitive, and behavioural attitude towards the death penalty should be in line with your fundamental beliefs.

So your core values like – Justice. Equality. Fairness. Humanity will affect your attitude.

What Are The Different Types of Attitude That Influence Your Core Values

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There are principally four different types of attitude:

  • A positive attitude – A can-do approach, optimistic and willing to try different things with a view to a positive end, a feeling that doors will open and opportunities will happen.
  • A negative attitude – A pessimistic approach, a feeling that things will go wrong, limiting beliefs that prevent you from grasping opportunities and new ideas.
  • A neutral attitude –  A combination of positive and negative, finely balanced, a more impartial, central approach that can lead to indecision and a lack of drive and ambition.
  • A sikken attitude: A dangerous, destructive attitude with a stubborn, negative and deep-rooted, defeatist approach. 

The Relationship Between Your Personal Core Values And A Positive Attitude

A positive attitude makes you confident and optimistic both in terms of your cognitive and emotional outlet illustrated by your behaviour.

You’re more likely to be happy, and pragmatic in your approach to life.

And core values such as integrity, sincerity, reliability, and tolerance associated with a positive state of mind become evident.

So having a positive attitude has incredible benefits.

“your core values are shaped by your experiences,”

A friend told me about her plan to travel to Germany to work in a prestigious hotel as a chef.

Not being used to traveling, she was nervous about going to another country. After speaking with her, I realized she lacked a self-confidence attitude.

Although she had no real reason for doing so, she believed she wouldn’t be successful working for such a prestigious hotel. 

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She also seemed to lack positive core values like – Faith, Self-belief, and Self-assurance.

However, what she didn’t lack is being prepared to push herself and take advantage of new experiences and it turned out that she did pretty well.

Sometimes, what we lack in one area we make up for in others. Having a positive attitude is an art form that you can grow like a muscle.

If you would like to discover tools that will help you to achieve this click this link. 

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.

Developing An Attitude of Courage As
A Core Value

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Courage is one of your core values, it not only installs feelings of self-worth.

This gives you the ability to accept that while you may be fearful of the challenges ahead, you also have the willingness to face them.

What separates those with courage and those without is often as simple as having the ability to ask for what you want.

Without a positive attitude, you can be stagnant, stunting your drive and enthusiasm. With this, any dreams or aspirations you have will probably go out the window.

What separates those with courage and those without is often as simple as having the ability to ask for what you want.

“You get in life, what you have the courage to ask for”

  • Do you have a positive attitude?
  • If yes, think about what your positive attitude has helped you to achieve and what it can help you achieve in the future.
  • If not, consider what you might be able to achieve if you had a positive attitude and read my article 5 Personal Core Values To Change Your Life

An Attitude Where Your Ask For
What You Want

Steve Jobs said, he never found anyone who didn’t want to help him if he asked them for help.

He explained how he looked up the phone number of Bill Hewlett, the co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, and asked him for help when he was just 12 years old.

Jobs was still at high school and wanted to build a frequency counter and asked Hewlett if he had any spare parts he could have.

Like Jobs, you need a willingness to ask for what you want,

Jobs explained that not only did Hewlett give him the parts to build the counter, he also gave him a job in his factory assembly line putting nuts and bolts together to create a frequency counter.Law of Attraction personal growth

Click the link to discover more…..Like Jobs, you need a willingness to ask for what you want and to possess a spirit of expectancy.

Because as Jobs states, it is often just this that separates those who do things and those who only dream about it.

This is much about the law of attraction because it states that people experience physical and mental manifestations that correspond to their most frequent and powerful thoughts.

So, if you have a positive, you attract positive people.

If you want to manifest money and success in your life our subconscious and conscious minds need to work together to make it happen.

To see how this can transform your life click this link.  

So start creating an attitude where you ask for what you want, what’s the worse that could happen?

They say no, but at least you know the answer to the question and can move on with confidence.

I have also written extensively on how to develop a positive attitude click this link “How Your Personal Core Values Affect Your Attitude.” 

Negative Attitude That Influences Negative
Core Values

Negative attitudes and values

What is the relationship between your personal core values and a negative attitude?

Having a negative attitude also influences your fundamental values.

People with a negative attitude often have negative core values.

They view the world in a skewed and distorted fashion.

Often mistrustful of others they are prone to believe that people will harm them or cannot be trusted.

A friend told of her disheartening pursuit to find a partner.

“I just can’t find the right man,” she explained.

“Every man I’ve ever dated has a negative agenda, no one wants to have a genuine relationship with me,” what do you mean I asked?

“Well take Frederick,” she said,

“Everything was going great until I found out he had another woman.”

“How did you find out he was seeing someone else?” I asked.

“Well I kept seeing him looking at other women, and when I checked his phone, I saw texts from other women, when I eventually plucked up the courage to ask him what was going on and he told me he was seeing someone else .”

“All my boyfriends have cheated on me, it’s so difficult to find a good man”.

Having spoken to her at length, she told me how she had meet men, with who she just didn’t feel the relationship would work.

They just seemed too good to be true, she explained, “have you ever thought of dating any of them”, I asked,

“Yes but they wouldn’t be interested in dating me,” she said.

“Why?” I asked

“Well….” she gave a long, thoughtful pause.

“They’re just too good for me.”

Do you think my friend’s negative attitude was impacting on her ability to choose the right men?

Negative Life Experiences That Affect
Your Attitude

Sometimes our negative attitude can taint what we desire because we judge life based on our past experiences.

Clearly negative core values such as mistrust, dishonesty, malice, failure, poor confidence, and poor self-esteem can massively hold you back from achieving what you’re really capable of.

Going back to my friends her negative attitude had a profound effect on her choice of men.

Rhonda Byrne states in her book The Secret, that you attract what you think and feel through the law of attraction.

So you’re rewarded if you’re sufficiently bold to ask for what want and repeat it time and time again.

“you attract what you think and feel through the law of attraction”


To discover how to achieve this and bring about transformational change my article 7 Most Important Personal Core Values

The Relationship Between Your Core Values And A Neutral Attitude

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If you have a neutral attitude, it’s neither positive nor negative but is in the middle. You might be calmer and more measured, which is an advantage to having.

However, the downside is you could lack enthusiasm or motivation, which can lead to becoming lazy and despondent.

Rainbow Rowell’s statement sums this up,

“I don’t want to do anything. I don’t even want to start this day because then I’ll just be expected to finish it.”

Should Your Core Values And
Attitude Align?

When your individual core values and attitude align, your life becomes much more well-balanced and fulfilled, and your options become much broader.

The greater the alignment, the more significant the passion, zeal, and self-belief you’re likely to have.

“Their positive core values give them the spirit to respect and appreciate others”

A powerful way of aligning your positive core values with your attitude is by tools such as visualization, meditation, saying positive self-affirmation, and prayer.

Your personal core values can create positive experiences and maximize your life and promote peak experiences.

My extensive research of core values, it shows that some of the most self-actualized and self-driven people in the world call forth what they want using their fundamental values. They take active, decisive steps to draw success to them.

Their positive beliefs give them the spirit of expectancy. If you ask for something and don’t believe you’re going to achieve it the law of attraction won’t work.

“By harnessing your core values, you’ll start to edge closer to your authentic self”

Defining your positive core values and creating a personal mission statement around them will help you pay attention to your attitude towards life. Find out exactly how to do this by reading my article How to Build A Mission Personal Mission Statement.

They will also empower you to understand your purpose and bring clarity to your life. By focusing on your attitude you can adjust the lens but which you view the world and start building a more positive attitude. 

If you want to discover how to create a personal mission statement to supercharge your life and find out what you are truly capable of achieving hit this link.