Have you noticed the number of people who are always looking at the downside, moaning about the economy or the weather or how Trump is going to destroy the world? They’ve got plenty to work with: the threat of an imminent war with North Korea, the housing market bubble, job loss due to technology, the impact of immigration on societies and of course we are going into winter so the weather is turning bad (at least here in Melbourne).
While bad things happen, it takes a positive attitude to look at the brighter side and see the good things and positive opportunities that abound. So rather than letting gloom overwhelm you can you face the day in a way that projects positive energy and lifts those around you – because moods are contagious!
Think about the impression/ brand you wish to project each day, be positive and reduce the worry in your life and in those around you.
Think about the words you wish people to associate with you:
Here are some simple ways to influence these brand attributes:
What are three things from the list above that you can start today to improve your attitude to life and work?
Worrying about all manner of things will negatively impact on your attitude to life and to help me in this respect I remember when I was a young lad listening (yes it was on the radio) to Earl Nightingale, one of the pioneers of personal development. He said that worry is like a dense fog that can cloud our vision, knock our perspective out of kilter, and slow us down. Nightingale categorized our common worries as follows:
4. Petty, miscellaneous worries: 8%.
If you find yourself bogged down with worry think about the 8% rule for a start and if you still believe your concerns are realistic then look to actions to either gain more information or move forward in some way.
A positive attitude to life and work is something that can set you apart from your peers and builds a brand that people are keen to associate with. Look to develop tools and some simple rules to take better control over your attitude so that you remain positive most of the time.