Are you committed to being more positive at work? How you approach your job each day may have something to do with what you constantly tell yourself. Are you using affirmations? Are they positive or negative?
Most rational people don’t go to the gym one time, pick up some weights, move them around, come home and look in the mirror only to be disappointed that they haven’t transformed.
The same could be said about one day of eating correctly, one day of taking the stairs, or just one day of professional study.
One day of any of those activities won’t create a big change. Do you agree?
What Are You Saying?
Our outlook, what we say to ourselves repetitively across time will shape our outcomes.
“This meeting is going to be long and boring.”
“This job is terrible. I hate my job.”
“My boss hates me and is never satisfied with my work.”
These affirmations, delivered to ourselves repetitively across time will almost guarantee that you will bring them to life. Yet, positivity seekers will insist that they are trying to be positive.
Saying to yourself, “I am trying to be positive.” will often end with, “but, I can’t be positive because…”.
Skip the “trying to be” and the “but,” and put your fate in motion.
There is certainly the possibility that your next meeting may go into overtime. You may also not be in your dream job or your boss may find issues with your work. However, if you really want to make a difference, you’re going to have to affirm it.
At the end of the day discover what went well. Create a win list. Celebrate small victories. Find a reason why the meeting is valuable. Convince yourself you’ll get it right for the boss.
Use only positive affirmations. Tell yourself about it. Be deliberately repetitive.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.