Attitude cannot be overrated. At times, though, it is. What I mean by this is that you often hear trite phrases about maintaining a positive mental attitude—"Attitude determines altitude," and so on.
These phrases are only a hint at the truth. A great attitude should ideally be driven by an achievable objective or goal and the resources needed to achieve that plan. As mentioned in Chapter 6, "Attitude," if attitude is manufactured without an achievable plan, it quickly fizzles.