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Don’t Worry Be Happy

Categories: Workplace Productivity

You know the expression, “You teach what you need to learn.”?

Well, by nature, I am a positive person – always looking for the good in everybody and every situation … predicting a positive outcome.

But, lately it’s gotten harder. A combination of business matters (due to the economy) and family health issues have been weighing on me like a ton of bricks.

I was walking around like the character in Charlie Brown, with the proverbial gray cloud over his head.

The reality is – what is happening is going to happen, regardless of my attitude.

I had a choice: be miserable, or go back to optimism.

Over the weekend, I decided to change my negative attitude of late, beginning with my last journal entry. I started to list all the good things that are happening right now. I wrote what I am grateful for. I listed positive outcomes.

You might wonder … did it work?


Since then, I haven’t dwelled on the negatives, I haven’t discussed the negatives, and I have been more cheerful at work.

My bet is that it will get easier each day to honor my personal commitment to stay positive.

And, in time, the different situations I encounter will get better.

So, today, I made the choice to be positive. Like the song says, “Don’t worry. Be happy.”

How about you?

Will you join me on this positive journey?

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