I’m sure you can all think of a person at work who seems to take the joy out of everything. Or no matter what good is going on, they can find a down side to it. You really have to be careful and protect yourself from these people because they can affect your attitude, productivity, progress, and success. Individuals who tend to focus on the negative or what could go wrong, tend to be pessimists. They do exist! I view this as just part of who they are; they really can’t help it. It is in their DNA. I tend to be a positive person, look for the lesson in adversity, and see a bright future even when life is bleak. Maybe you are that kind of person. It’s just us. Our parents could have had an influence on that, life’s events could have affected us when we were young or maybe it is just our genes. [Read more…]
One of our favorite quotes to reference here at Office Dynamics is the quote, Attitude, by Charles Swindoll.