Consequences of a Bad Attitude
You may not realize it, but your bad attitude is going to cost you. In some cases, it could hurt others as well. Are you willing to accept the risk in exchange for keeping your bad attitude going? What good has it served you and will you try something different?
When people take on a bad attitude, they tend to be apathetic. They don’t care what others think (or so they say). They tend to withdraw from social interactions and don’t live as well as they could. Below we look at some of the consequences of a bad attitude.
Your general outlook on life is going to be poor. You think the world is against you, and you do everything in your power to avoid others or avoid interacting with others. You lose your friends, and you spend limited time with your family.
If you have a bad attitude, you will likely find yourself stressed out more than you should be. This stress is unhealthy and can prevent your body from fending off disease and so your bad attitude could cause disease.
You probably won’t be nice to other people. You end up saying the wrong things and hurting them. You may find yourself insulting others when you have a bad attitude. You will be irritated by everything they say and everyone you encounter.
Bad attitudes don’t work well in your work environment. It is something that could make you lose your job. What is worse about this situation is that you won’t realize why you lost your job, or you won’t accept that it was because of your bad attitude. Employers want people who look for solutions, and negative thinking prevents that from happening. In fact, you will look for reasons why everything won’t work.
A bad attitude usually makes a bad situation worse. If you find yourself in a legal situation, taking a bad attitude against law enforcement could give them reasons to make it difficult for you. When you are cooperative and have a good attitude, they will try to work with you to lessen the impact and reduce the charges. They may even let you go.
The consequences described here are not exhaustive. You can probably come up with more, but this should be enough to show you that you have a lot to lose by taking on a bad attitude. There is a reason for the old saying about how you catch more flies with honey.