How to Exercise Positivity - Leading in Your Twenties Series
Who wants to spend time with Eeyore? Answer: Only other Eeyores.
"Your attitude is a choice. Make a different choice!" My dad, The General, always had a way with words. No matter how big my pity party was, he could cut right through it with that statement. Telling me I could change my attitude was teaching me to exercise Positivity.
Editor’s note: This is the eleventh in a series of 12 blogs written directly to the Twenty-Somethings. This is about you and your future. As you read these blogs, please share them with other people who want ideas on how to lead now and how to develop the Twenty-Something Leaders of our future.
Leaders lift others up. They don't drag them down. You may not be a leader at work - yet! But, your attitude determines your ability to influence people around you.
If you are negative, you will drag others into your sphere of doubt, worry, and complaining. You will become Eeyore to those around you. Who wants to spend time with Eeyore? Answer: Only other Eeyores.
If you choose to exercise Positivity, you become that person who lifts others up and inspires them. Who do you think will be considered a leader by their peers and by upper management? I hope the answer is obvious. It isn't Eeyore!