The second component of the AAB model focuses on your:
You need to have the right attitude. A good example is a ‘can do’ attitude.
There is nothing worse than a poor attitude. A poor attitude has the potential to derail even the strongest of characters. If you find yourself thinking negatively all the time, you need to change your mind-set in order to gain back some self-control. I’m a strong advocate of positive thinking using the ‘4A strategy’ to help you focus on the things you do want rather than those you don’t. The 4A Strategy encourages you to:
Accept: the things you can’t change. Acceptance involves stopping, looking and listening to what is going on around you and answering to yourself ‘is being emotional going to help me in this situation?’
Adapt: to the situation. Listen to what the person is saying as you may have unrealistic expectations/deadlines.
Alter: so as to change the situation. Find an alternative route to your goals.
Avoid: topics that are going to trigger an emotional imbalance for you.