Take this Job and Shlove it!
Author: David Benjatschek, Authorenticity® Coach
Are you surrounded by people with negative attitudes? Are slipping into one yourself because you aren’t happy with your current work situation? It would be hard for most of us to go through life without at one point, succumbing to our emotions and wearing negativity on our sleeves for a while. This blog is for you if you answered yes to either question or are trying to manage people around you who are chronic negaholics in the workplace. Negativity in the workplace is a deadly toxin that can kill positive work environments in a hurry. Carrying negativity around for too long is neither fair to the person who carries the feeling nor the company and its employees who have to put up with it. If you are unhappy in your current job the thought of telling your boss to “take this job and shove it” may cross your mind on a regular basis. The best definition of the word attitude I ever heard is that an attitude is simply a thought seeping out of us! To turn around your attitude I need to you replace the thought of “take this job and shove it” with “take this job and shLove it.” Don’t direct this thought at your boss. Direct this new thought at yourself. Let me explain: Let’s face it. Negativity isn’t fair to anyone involved. It is not fair to your boss and teammates who have to put up with your whining and snivelling all day long. It certainly isn’t fair to you. Why would you choose to spend any more time in the pit of negativity than is absolutely necessary? Negaholics pay a huge personal price. They miss out on life. Negativity regularly blinds us to opportunity in our life. Every moment we choose to focus on what is wrong robs us of time to work on what could be so right and sweet in our life. It is time to fight back. Fighting back requires taking personal responsibility. The truth is that when we are negative we have chosen to be negative. No one forces us to be negative. Negativity is a...
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