Our attitude is the one thing that we have complete control over in all aspects of our daily lives. There are several steps towards a positive attitude that will not only help us in our personal and professional lives but will lead to an overall more productive and rewarding life. Our attitude is essentially a choice, and below I have listed five steps to help you improve your attitude and thus the quality of your day (both at work and home).
1) Be Enthusiastic
Choose enthusiasm over the negative feelings. The attitude with which we approach each day greatly affects our overall success and experience. A negative attitude produces negative results, whereas an enthusiastic attitude pushes us to succeed.
2) Work Efficiently
Plan out your days, and keep your objectives organized. By working efficiently, you arrive at the desired result in the least amount of time. This allows us to not only get the necessities of our jobs and responsibilities taken care of, but it allows us to allot more time to other passions.
3) Be Early
In addition to being early to meetings and other obligations, try waking up a little bit earlier. If you are not a morning person, maybe start small and wake up 15-30 minutes earlier than usual. Starting your day in the quiet of the morning allows time to plan, get organized, and gather your thoughts before the craziness of the day ensues.
4) Be a Team Player
Make a conscious effort to work well with fellow co-workers and simply be kind to people you see. Although we may not get along with certain personalities, we can still maintain a team-player attitude. When we adopt a team-player attitude, our day is instantly more enjoyable for ourselves and others around us. Not only will this attitude give you a competitive edge at work, but it will also improve your home life.
5) Choose Excellence
Choose to give your best effort every single day and truly be excellent in whatever you do. This alone will set you apart at work, in personal endeavors and relationships. Do not meet expectations; Exceed them.
By: Scott Greene