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Staying Positive (Part I)

· Goal Setting,Communication,Leadership,Performance

Every day and in every situation, we are at a crossroads, whether it’s apparent or not. We can either go in one direction or another. We can enter the situation with a focus on what is positive, or we can move towards the darker side. Nothing is ever perfect but how about “pretty darn good” - would you settle for that? Because if you’re looking for perfection at every corner, what do you think you’re going to find instead?

Now this is not to say that you don’t need to have ideals. If you’ve been reading my blog posts for a while, you know that I’m all about being goal oriented. We need goals and we need to have standards connected to those goals simultaneously. We also need to be realistic.

Look at your own contributions and look at the contributions of others around you. And this applies in your professional or in your personal life. And if at work, if you happen to be in a leadership position, even as a supervisor of a small unit, it is essential that you take your own “pulse” to see how positive you are feeling because it’s going to impact those that you lead. And as part of a team, you will have an impact just the same.

If we stay focused on what is positive, the pros in the situation, we are more likely to remain positive.

“Be positive. Your mind is more powerful than you think. What is down in the well comes up in the bucket. Fill yourself with positive things." - Tony Dungy