In his audio book Keith Harrell talks about an attitude of gratitude. He suggests that a person who has a grateful attitude reaps more out of life than the morose complainer about life. He says being thankful is one of the greatest “uppers” and self-motivating techniques all of us can switch “on” or “off” as we please.
The treasured audio was sent to me as a gift by Frank, my school mate. I think he thought I needed to hear that message. Perhaps you do too. Having been an employee, entrepreneur and employer over the past three decades, I can spot an employee who will go far in their career after working with them for no more than a couple of weeks.
You see, attitudes cannot be hidden for a long time. Attitude is so powerful that it actually influences and inhibits behaviour. Many employees begin a new job with gusto and positive outlook, but within a few months become poisoned by their own attitude of ingratitude and begin complaining about the job.
I am always amazed that the people who get promoted are not always the ones with good qualifications, but those with a good attitude to their work and a willingness to learn. I find it a great pain to work with a partner who has a negative attitude. Nothing ever gets done. Change your attitude and you will very likely change your career.