life has its ups and downs. Everyone has some positive and some negative aspects in their life. While it is difficult to completely ignore the negative aspects, it is important to focus on the bright side.
There are many things in our life that we can’t help. A family member is ill. There is terrible financial crunch. Our career prospects do not look so great. Kids are not doing well in academics. There can be number of things that are not going too well with us. And some of these things are beyond our control. One thing that is in our control, however, is out attitude. And this is always true. No matter how many mistakes you have made, or how high or low you are feeling in life. If your attitude is healthy and positive, you can be happy and cheerful under any circumstance.
But how can you go about making our attitude positive? It is not as difficult as it seems to be. You just need to make some subtle change in your outlook and your surroundings that can make a huge difference. Pl do these things for a few days and see the difference in yourself.
- Keep your workplace clean- this helps in staying organized. And once that happens, your thoughts automatically become clearer and focussed.
- Pay attention to your personal grooming. Be smartly dressed. you will feel much more confident.
- Make your language positive. Don’t beat about the bush. Say it as it is. Honesty is the best policy. For example, if someone working for you makes a mistake, tell them exactly what went wrong, but don’t make it personal. Even if you are pointing out someone’s mistake, be objective. Talk to them what can be done now to overcome the situation. What could have been done to avoid the situation can be discussed later once the crisis is over and the person who had committed the error is less stressed.
- Similarly when you make a mistake and someone confronts you about it, don’t be defensive. Take responsibility and figure out what can be done to emerge out of the situation and also communicate what steps you are taking to avoid such mistakes in future.