You know those people that just walk around with a grin on their face all the time? The ones that always play the “Glad Game” and are constantly thinking positively. Have you ever wondered how they live life like that?
There’s a lady that I work with now that is constantly smiling, she never has a bad day and is always saying positive things. She’s amazing. You just want to talk to her so her positivity rubs off on you!
Then there’s the other people I work with. They are always talking behind each others back, bringing down the boss and his ideas, tattling on each other and just plain being rude. I don’t know about you, but for me, that’s a huge turn off. It’s almost like every time I’m around them there’s a gnarley hand squeezing around my heart and putting me on edge.
It really dissapoints me to see people acting like this. It’s not helping the work enviroment at all and it really affects the employees; not only the ones talking down, but the others as well. It makes the work place uncomfortable, untrusting and uninspired. And worst of all, it can really make you think that your job sucks.
What would happen if we all stopped talking behind each others back? If we had an issue with someone, instead of talking about them with another girl-friend, we went to them and politely tried to work the issue out. What would happen if we just talked about the things we loved about the workplace and our boss? Gasp! Do you think we might start enjoying work?? Do you think, maybe…just maybe…we would start to believe that our job and effort counted for something?
Like some of you might know, I love to run. I love taking my dog out for a jog, running several blocks and pushing myself to go further. There’s just no feeling like it! I’m no pro, I can run for about half an hour straight. I have a friend who runs…like ACTUALLY runs…for two – three hours daily! But I’ve noticed that when I get on that treadmill or when my runners hit the road, if I have a negative attitude, I can never run as far as I want. If, on the other hand, I think positive, I encourage myself, I can run several miles more than I had planned. Really.
I was just reading on a website that house cleaners who were told their work was meeting the Surgeon Generals specifications had decreased blood pressure, body fat, weight to hip ratio and body mass index a month later. Not so for the house-cleaners who weren’t told this good news!
When you think positive and are given positive results, it affects everything! Your health, your surroundings, your performance.
“The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”