In general, changing another person’s behavior is something that we cannot control. Only they can choose to change their behavior. In fact, many times, people who are exhibiting a negative behavior might feel helpless. If you were to ask them, they don’t even know how to change it.

But there is one way we can change others’ behavior. Peter Handal, CEO of Dale Carnegie says, “You can change people’s behavior by changing your attitude towards them.” I concur. Instead of complaining, condemning, and criticizing others, we can change our attitudes towards them. That is squarely within our control. We don’t have to wish, we can do something about our own attitudes. Many times, when we change our attitudes, we begin to see things more clearly and realize that, after all, there wasn’t much to it.