The phrase “attitude is everything” holds true for whatever task is at hand – including finding success in your professional life.
Success is based on being able to recognize and go after opportunities as they present themselves, which requires an inner fortitude.
A positive mentality can help you navigate the difficult situations you will encounter on this journey and provides a critical foundation for achieving success.
Simply put, in terms of attitude, we tend to receive what we put out.
How A Negative Attitude Impacts Those Around You
Some people see pessimism as a form of anxiety management; if you don't expect much, you will rarely be disappointed.
However, there is a fine line between a productive amount of pessimism and too much. Too much negativity can prove to be counterproductive.
The impacts of your attitude go far beyond yourself.
If you’ve ever worked in an environment with a boss or coworker who exhibits cold behavior and continuous negative outlooks, you have probably noticed the effects this has on the whole team and overall office morale.
But it isn’t just the mood that the bad attitude is impacting. Negativity also has a tangible, measurable impact on how an office functions. It can lead to:
- Poor customer engagement
- Decrease in employee retention
- Reduced quality of work
- Unwillingness of employees to try new things
- Unwillingness to collaborate
- Unwillingness to share creativity
Ultimately, all of these will also contribute to a negative impact on your overall business and bottom line.
How to Cultivate Positivity
Cultivating positivity is an ongoing process – and it starts with you.
Here are a few things you can do each day to help cultivate positivity in your office right now:
- Don’t contribute to gossip or cliquish behavior in your office.
- Express appreciation for someone’s help and a job well done.
- Give credit where credit is due. Don’t be afraid to share the credit with others.
- Celebrate successes, big and small.
The Positive Thinking Challenge
Let’s make positive thinking a habit. This is going to take some time – with one study saying it could take an average of 66 days to create a habit, but it is worth it. Why not start today?
Giving attention to negative thoughts is what fuels it. Next time a negative thought tries to creep in, quickly replace it with a positive statement about who you are, what you believe in, your purpose and your goals.
It won’t come naturally at first, so reward yourself when you are successful. And when you fall off the wagon, immediately jump back on.
Lead your office by example. Don’t underestimate the power of your person.
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