Successful people are positive and surround themselves with other positive and progressive minded people. Why? It is amazing the drain negativity and skepticism can have on a person’s energy. When business owners and people get stuck in questioning things, looking at what will not work and what is wrong in the world it is difficult to move forward. It can feel like the world is against you and the mountain you are climbing is taking everything you got.
On the other hand, a mental attitude of fortitude, optimism and positivity can do wonders for a business. It is that “what is possible”, “what can I do”, “how can that work” type attitude.
When you go into a restaurant and ask the server for a ‘special order’ do you want them to say, “we don’t make it that way”, or “this is what we can do for you” and to find a solution. Today companies are prized for their ability to be creative, innovate and provide solutions.
While we don’t want to be unrealistic with rosy glasses, there is a way that you can look at people, business and life from a glass ½ full vs. ½ empty perspective. The world naturally sees it ½ empty. If you start looking at business and people from the ½ full perspective, you will be amazed at the new traction you can get on activity and results.
Christy Geiger, Executive Business Coach & Trainer, Minneapolis, MN