Being positive at work will pay off

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Research shows that people with a positive mental attitude are more likely to reach their goals in life and in business than those who are caught up in a negative thought pattern.

So, a rough night, a false start and a furrowed brow as you walk into the office in the morning won't do you or your colleagues any good. You, and those around you, will feel much better and enjoy work more if you leave personal issues at the door.

Remember, attitudes are infectious. We are naturally drawn to those that are up-beat and happy and instinct tells us to shy away from people with grumpy auras.

Attitudes create atmospheres and the best, most efficient, atmosphere for success is a positive one.

Having the right attitude can:

Help your team work better together - your attitude will determine how people react to you and operate around you. Your vibe will either pull everyone together or send them scurrying in all directions.

Keep your staff motivated - if you're in charge, your staff will follow your lead. Set the tone. Be up-beat. Say 'good morning'. Praise good work. Say 'thank you'.

Keep your customers happy and your business thriving - your customers will respond to you in the same way that you treat them. If you show that you care, they'll keep coming back.

Enhance your work efficiency - everyone works better when they feel good, a happy worker is a good worker.

Boost your energy levels - if you feel down, your body will be down. Put your shoulders back, keep your head up and smile. Can you feel the difference now?

Reduce your stress - we can all handle stress a little better if we can get our heads around what's going on and work out a plan.

Help your chances of promotion - being positive will give you the confidence to aim high, and it'll impress others.

Help you achieve the results you want - the sky's the limit. Go for it!

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