Archive for August, 2010

5 Steps To Cultivate A Positive Attitude In The Workplace

Monday, August 30th, 2010

1. Take Personal Responsibility for Problems.
Have you ever noticed how people who are the problem never recognize they are? We all have blind spots that inhibit our growth. People who are the most successful have learned the importance of identifying where they are shunning responsibility. Look at areas in your work life where your always blaming or complaining. What are you failing to be responsible for here?

2. Stop Trying to Change Your Work Mates.
Focus only on changing your own feelings, thoughts and actions in order to change your attitude. In truth, most people don’t invest much time developing self awareness so they remain unconscious of their behavior and their impact on the people around them. You simple cannot change these people. Well, you can. But the only proven way to see amazing changes in other people is to change yourself first.

3. Practice Being Grateful for Your Job and Your Workplace.
It is said that the healthiest of all human emotions is gratitude. Rather than looking for what’s wrong at work, start to focus on what’s right. Zig Ziglar calls this shifting from being a fault finder to good finder. A great way to cultivate a positive attitude in the workplace is to keep a daily list of 5-10 things your grateful for at work. You’ll be surprised how this simple postive self talk exercise will shift your perspective at work.

4. Look for the Opportunity.
In every bad situation the Law of Polarity dictates there is also good. Napoleon HIll made a compelling observation about the Law Of Polarity in his book Think and Grow Rich. He said,

“Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune,or temporary defeat.”

Whenever you perceive that something bad is happening or has happened, get into the habit of practicing positive self talk by switching your focus to see the hidden opportunity. There is always one there.

5. Make a Consious Effort to Think Before You Act.
If you have an attitude that needs shifting, it requires shifting thoughts ,feelings and actions that have become habit. This requires greater mindfulness in each and every minute. Learn to practice more control in how you respond to work challenges minute -by- minute. This can be as simple as focusing on positive self talk and filtering out negative messages.
The Power Of Positive Thinking And Positive Attitude In The Workplace: The Benefits You Can Expect
We all want to feel good and enjoy our careers. But many of us have lost our way and no longer know how to find the joy in the everyday mundane tasks our jobs require. By cultivating a positive attitude in the workplace, you will slowly shift the energy and attitude of the people around you. Just like some people can really bring you down, your attitude and behaviour can elevate other people to great heights and new possibilites.By focusing on improving your attitude in the workplace you will quickly become an influential source of strength to those around you.