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How to Stay Positive in a Tough Work Environment: Few Guidelines

Staying positive is a challenging work for all of us. Too many negative behaviour or environment always greatly affect us. But to succeed in life Positivity is a must. This presentation will describe few of the points to stay positive in today’s tough work environment.

The Environment: Always be aware of the following negative bullets which you will find in abundance:

Negative bullets
Negative bullets

Negative Work Environment:

Today’s negative work environment consists of the following:

  • Dog eat dog . . . everyone fighting to get ahead
  • No one appreciates your contributions
  • Too much work . . . not enough help
  • Deadlines are unrealistic
  • Longer hours . . . additional work
  • Budget Constraints
  • Competition is eating us alive
  • Poor management / direction
  • Job insecurity

Other People’s Behaviour:

Other people's behavior
Other people’s behavior

Changing Environment:

“The only person who always likes change is a wet baby”

CHANGE . . .

  • Challenges our paradigms
  • Alters the way we think
  • Makes life more difficult for a while
  • Causes Stress
  • Is an ongoing fact of life

Past Experiences:

Past Experiences
Past Experiences

Negative World View:

Media Frenzy

A recent Statistic: Crime down 20% in America reporting up 600%,

Look at what you are looking at !!!

Determinism Theory:

  • GENETIC: My Grandparents did it to me. (Inherited traits)
  • PSYCHIC: My Parents did it to me. (Upbringing)
  • ENVIRONMENTAL: My Spouse, my Boss, the Company, the Economy, etc.. is doing this to me.  (Surroundings)

Life’s Little Question:  “Are some people just born positive thinkers         . . . or is it their CHOICE?”

Choose the Right Luggage:

Right Luggage
Right Luggage

The Problem With Dodging Bullets (Choice 1) You’re going to get hit!

Choice 2:  Wear Bulletproof Armor

So how to wear the Bulletproof Armor:

Bulletproof Armor Comes from SELF CHANGE

To put the Bulletproof armor, Simply change three things:

  • Behaviour
  • Attitude and
  • Thinking

How to Change Your Attitude:

Changes happen personally from the INSIDE OUT! So . . . Accept Responsibility… Always say “I am Responsible”

  • . . . for who I am
  • . . . for what I have
  • . . . for what I do.

Step #2  Take Control:


How to Change Your Thinking:

Changes come from observing logically in every situation. So Observe Your Thinking.


Manage Your Self-Talk:

If you think you Can, or you think you Can’t…   YOU’RE RIGHT!                                    Henry Ford

Your thinking will decide if This is going to be a wonderful day! or This is going to be a crappy day!

How to Change Your Behavior:

To Change your behaviour you have to take true assessment, determination & discipline.

You can choose your behaviour to be Reactive or to be Proactive and responsible.


Steps Toward Changing Behavior:

  1. Unconscious Incompetence
  2. Conscience Incompetence
  3. Conscience Competence
  4. Unconscious Competence

And finally it will create the new “YOU”


Add POSI+IVE Behavior

Replace the BAD HABITS!

  • Spread a SMILE around
  • Sprinkle some “positive” on the negatives
  • Focus on the good of each day
  • Stay out of the “feeding frenzies”
  • Say “please” and “thank you”
  • Practice EMPATHY
  • Evaluate YOUR behavior
  • Never miss an opportunity to complement

More POSI+IVE Contributions:

Before you say anything to anyone, ask yourself three things-

  1. Is it true?
  2. Is it harmful?
  3. Is it necessary?


  • Keep promises
  • Have a forgiving view of people
  • Keep an open mind with changes
  • Count to 1000 if necessary
  • See criticism as opportunity to improve
  • Cultivate your sense of humor


Remember to . . .

Watch your definitions –       they become thoughts

Watch your thoughts –       they become words

Watch your words –       they become actions

Watch your actions –       they become your destiny


The Choice is YOURS

With a Bad attitude                                         : you can never have a positive day

With a Positive attitude                                 : you can never have a bad day

Choose POSITIVE Living

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