Achieving our work goals can be challenging stuff; with so much responsibility resting on our shoulders, it is easy to become stressed, anxious and even a little pessimistic from time to time. The question is does our mood and attitude impact the success of our day to day activities? By making a concerted effort to be enthusiastic and positive, are we likely to achieve better outcomes and reap bigger rewards?
The impact on those around us
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson
Let’s say you’re worried about a particular project and you find yourself distracted by negative thoughts and anxieties. During any kind of interaction, it can be easier than you think for your worries to be inadvertently passed on to those around you. This can give them cause for concern; they may question the outlook of your project and worry that it’s not feasible.
If you have a negative attitude towards anything, people are likely to pick up on your way of thinking and begin to see things in a different light. They may lose confidence in your abilities and they may even feel as though a project is doomed to fail before it even gets off the ground.
In contrast, if you opt to adopt a more positive attitude about the same project, your enthusiasm is likely to be passed on. If your outlook is one of excitement and you appear motivated, in turn this will attract the interest of everyone around you.
“To succeed in business, it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.” – Aristotle Onassis, worldwide shipping magnate
Your clients can easily pick up on negativity and anxiety; when providing a service, it is imperative that you instil a trust in your capabilities. If your attitude makes you seem unsure about anything, the client is unlikely to be convinced that your products or services are right for them.
In competitive world, you will often have to win over clients with your attitude; an enthusiastic, can-do approach is something that will strongly appeal to potential customers.
Why positivity leads to success
“You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down.” – Steve Jobs
Ultimately, the way you see yourself is the way others will see you too. If you have visions of great success and remain enthusiastic and motivated, your attitude will be passed on to those around you. Everyone will be excited to help you move to the next level and clients will be thrilled to use the services of someone who is destined for good things. Be positive and those around you will quickly follow suit.