Winston Churchill once said, "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."
What is your attitude—right now, at this moment—toward your supervisor? Your employees? Toward life in general? Are you feeling...
- ungrateful or appreciative?
- angry or joyful?
- critical or congratulatory?
- negative or positive?
- pessimistic or hopeful?
- resentful or content?
Normally we have a general sense of the attitudes we are carrying, but sometimes when life gets stressful we just need to take a moment to stop and reflect on our current state of mind. It’s amazing how much influence our attitude has on those around us.
“It's important to become aware of your attitude because (whether you like it or not) it sets an atmosphere that affects how you perceive others and how others perceive you. And the scary truth is, we're often unaware of the vibes we are sending out.” - Gary Chapman, author.
In the exercise above, did you identify with any of the negative descriptors? If so, it may be time to own the negative vibes you are sending out and make an attitude adjustment.
Your attitude—for better or worse—impacts your relationships, at work and at home. Why not take a moment each day just to check your attitude? Give permission to others close to you to call you out when they think you may need an attitude adjustment (just tell them to be diplomatic about it).
We are all human, and if we can make positive adjustments when we feel negativity settling in, others around us will notice our shift and have a better attitude as well. If you or your employees are in need of an attitude adjustment, CEA can help. We’ve got a great workshop called, Attitude Makes a Difference.
Wishing you a positive and joyful October!