How to Keep a Positive Attitude to Work;

A positive Attitude to work is vital to success in the workplace.

Keeping a positive attitude to work will make you enjoy your job, earn you a promotion and most importantly, keep you on track towards achieving your professional goals – The right attitude attracts new opportunities because more people are happy to work with you. As the proverbial statement goes;

‘Your attitude determines your altitude’


7 ways to keep a Positive Attitude at work;

7 ways to keep a Positive Attitude to Work;

  • Be prepared and determined to enjoy your job no matter what; This may not be your ideal job, but an attitude of gratitude towards your job will empower you to enjoy it and do the best you can with what you have while you prepare yourself for what you perceive as your ideal job.
  • Strive to keep a positive image presentation in line with workplace dress code and etiquette; Dressing to present yourself positively will make you appear more respectable. You will also create a positive impression as a representative of your organisation.
  • Be teachable and transparent in your work ethics; No matter your position, there is always something new to learn especially when you are new to the job. An attitude of arrogance or ‘know it all’ can be annoying and may have a negative effect on team relationships – This attitude may cause people to alienate you rather than respect you. You can display confidence and skill in your work practices, but remain humble and open to learning new things.
  • Deal with problems quickly and effectively; Handle problems maturely and as soon as possible. Avoid workplace gossip and complaining as this is a ‘virus’ that could do massive damages to working relationships and eventually take it’s toll on workplace productivity.
  • Be a good team player; Treat people with the kind of respect you wish to be treated with. 
  • Set goals and stay focused while you work towards achieving your goals; Do the work with a sense of focus and commitment even when no one is watching or supervising you. The Principle of Labour is that ‘Every labour is for profit’ (Proverbs 14.23). As with earning loyalty points for shopping, life will reward you for every thing you put into it, that includes when you work for others. Therefore, beware what you are putting in because that is what you will withdraw in due season. Guaranteed!
  • Most importantly, keep a positive mental attitude (mind set); Try to separate work and family life so you can achieve a good work life balance. Endeavour to deal with families issues outside of work if you can manage it. In any case, keep a resilient and optimistic attitude to the challenges that occur at work. Things usually work out for the best. 

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This blog is updated by Georgi David in association with other certified people development mentors; (Categories cover; Employability skills, Emotional intelligence, Leadership skills and Human resources development). The aim is to empower our readers to manage their work performance and deal with confidence issues that form barriers to achieving personal and professional goals.

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