Positive Thinking In The Workplace:
It is a mental attitude that expects good and constructive results. However, it does not deny the existence of negative results or things beyond one’s control. It is a way of looking at things from a different perspective. One that concentrates on solutions rather than problems.
When our thinking is positive, our attitude is positive and we transfer a feeling of success to our colleagues. In other words – we transfer energy and enthusiasm to those around us. People feel good towards us and are more willing to help us.
Positive thinkers know that when things go bad or unexpected result occurs, it is only momentary. That positive result is achievable.
If you are new to applying positive thinking, here are 3 simple steps I suggest:
Practicing Positive Thinking In The Workplace #1
One cannot pay lip service to positive thinking. You need to practice and make positive thinking your prevailing attitude towards life. This will transfer towards positive thinking in the workplace. So, how do you make it a prevailing attitude? Entertain positive thoughts. It takes as much effort to think about the negative as it is for the positive. Concentrate on the positive and expect a positive result. Associate with colleagues with a positive attitude. Read inspiring quotes. These are simple ways to create a habit of positive thinking in the workplace.
Practicing Positive Thinking In The Workplace #2
Positive thinking in the workplace is solutions thinking. When a project goes bad and not in the desired direction - a positive thinking person concentrates on solutions instead of the problem. Ever noticed some colleagues have a natural tendency to point fingers when things do not go right? They tend to whine and complain instead of starting to work on a solution immediately? Positive thinkers live up to the challenge of the problem and commit themselves to seeking a solution to the problem. They do not dwell in unproductive activities.
Practicing Positive Thinking In The Workplace #3
As a career builder newbie, you will probably get new assignments that you may not be familiar with. How many times have you thought – “Oh no, I am never ever able to do this.” When that happens, you end up dwelling on it and wasting precious time. Positive thinking in the work place involves thinking in these words – “I can”, ”I will”, "I am able”, "I am ready". It also involves taking the initiative to seek answers and solutions. And to be proactive in learning about the information needed to complete the assignment at hand. A positive thinker in the workplace concentrates on the assignment and is not distracted by negative thoughts.
Is positive thinking in the workplace easy? Well, it is as easy as you want it to be. It is also as difficult as you expect it to be. There will be times when you cannot help but feel negative. When such feelings arise, remind yourself it is as easy to look for a positive angle to things as it is for a negative angle.
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