Having a good, positive attitude, along with positive thinking, at work will reflect on what you do and make you a more productive person. This can determine how well you get your projects done and also how others perceive you.
Attitude is everything. It governs the way you perceive the world and the way the world perceives you. We all have a choice. We can choose an inner dialogue of self-encouragement and self-motivation, or we can choose one of self-defeat and self-pity.
It’s a power we all have. Each of us encounters hard times, hurt feelings, heartache, and physical and emotional pain. The key is to realize it’s not what happens to you that matters; it’s how you choose to respond.
Our mind is a computer that can be programmed. We can choose whether the software installed is productive or unproductive. Our inner dialogue is the software that programs our attitude, which determines how we present ourselves to the world around us.
We have control over the programming. Whatever we put into it is reflected in what comes out.
Why Attitude Matters
You may be thinking, “What’s the big deal? I’m just being honest. I have to voice my opinion and be myself. I don’t do the fake stuff.”
That’s fine. No one’s asking you to fake it…much. Just remember the world is a living, breathing organism and everyone impacts it. Your negative attitude can bring down the entire thing. It’s as contagious as an airborne virus.
Voicing a dissenting opinion, speaking assertively and saying “no” are not inherently negative. You can—and should—embrace your individuality and your professional power. But your delivery has a huge impact. Done in the wrong way, these things can certainly appear negative.
It can be trying for you to have a good attitude when the atmosphere is negative, or people are unhappy. When you begin to display a positive attitude, you can expect to see benefits. Keep your attitude upbeat and hopeful for a positive outcome.
Reinforce with others the rewards of your goals and emphasize less on the negatives. This will keep others, including yourself, motivated and on track.