DON’T BRING DEBBIE DOWNER TO THE BOARDROOM

In your life, plenty of people are going to tell you that attitude is everything. In order to grow into a successful person and to help your business succeed as a whole, you can bet that this idea is especially true in the business world. Whether you realize it or not, your overall attitude has the ability to effect more than just you.

If you work within an organization that expects you to engage in teamwork, your negative attitude could take effect on anyone else who is around you. Let’s face it, unless you’re a really talented actor, we all have trouble hiding our emotions. Instead of sulking about your job, and insisting that you and your coworkers have nothing in common, try to approach the situation differently.

By choosing to negate all of those thoughts and engage yourself in positive thinking, you open yourself up to recognizing all of the good opportunities laid in front of you. If you don’t like the projects you are assigned, come up with ways to make them better or at least to make the situation better. Maybe you feel a certain way about a coworker because you haven’t taken the initiative to actually get to know them. Give them a chance, you may find that this small effort today could make bigger changes in the office tomorrow.

Just as though you wouldn’t want a lifeguard to neglect his job just because he’s having a bad day, you can’t expect all of your responsibilities to your clients, your coworkers and your company to go away just because your attitude is a little on the sour side. Pick yourself up! It can be very difficult to separate yourself from the stresses of everything that is going on outside of the office, but you’ll be shocked at just how big of a difference having a positively magical attitude can make in the workplace!

Written by billyriggs