Wow, this is a page made long time ago. And reading ‘what has attitude to do with inspiration’ I may agree, but attitude is certainly important, if not crucial to success. As I believe now that attitude, your attitude in life, to everything, defines almost everything what is going on in your life and around it.
So yeah, I really need to find the time or the people to work on the pages part in this site, as they are being neglected too much. Well, maybe just plan.
Attitude, emotions and feelings
When discussing the whole concept of Inspiration and Success we wanted to categorize all pages and posts where, for psychological reasons, we decided to limit the number of categories to seven. And as inspiration, success and probably motivation are closely related to attitude, emotions and feelings one of the categories we decided to use is attitude, emotions and feelings.
So what has attitude to do with inspiration. Maybe not much, as being inspired just means you need to be open, although of course that would be an attitude. And somehow success also has to do with attitude. Maybe attitude is even the most important characteristic related to being successful. So let’s see what dictionaries and e.g. Wikipedia say about attitude:
Wikipedia starts with: “An attitude is an expression of favor or disfavor toward a person, place, thing, or event (the attitude object). Prominent psychologist Gordon Allport once described attitudes “the most distinctive and indispensable concept in contemporary social psychology.”. Attitude can be formed from a person’s past and present. Attitude is also measurable and changeable as well as influencing the person’s emotion and behavior.”
Webster’s dictionary says:
- the way you think and feel about someone or something
- a feeling or way of thinking that affects a person’s behavior
- a way of thinking and behaving that people regard as unfriendly, rude, etc.
So attitude is related to thinking and feeling and behavior. And it’s changeable according psychologists.
For emotion Wikipedia starts with “In psychology and philosophy, emotion is a subjective, conscious experience characterized primarily by psycho physiological expressions, biological reactions, and mental states.”
And Webster’s dictionary states:
- the affective aspect of consciousness : feeling
- a state of feeling
- a conscious mental reaction (as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body.
So emotions are also related to feelings and can cause mental reactions, maybe change in attitude and physical reactions.
In Wikipedia we find something like “the conscious subjective experience of emotion”.
And Webster states a lot of things, mostly related to consciousness and awareness.
So feeling is something like conscious awareness of something, where the something can be physical and non-physical.
Pages and posts categorized attitude, emotions and feelings