I worked in a place once that was almost like a morgue. I mean, every time I came to work, no one was smiling. No one was talking to each other; no one even looked like they wanted to be there.
It was a sad place.
Needless to say, I didn’t stay working there long. Even though the pay was good (really good actually) I saw that my overall personality was starting to take the form of the attitude that was exuded at my workplace.
It took me some time to get to where I am working at today, but now I work at a place where people smile and say hello at every turn. Co-workers are helpful. They ask about my family (and actually care about them too!). They smile.
But even here things can sometimes get a little sour. (We are all human after all!)
Nevertheless, I have taken up the attitude that wherever I am, whatever I am doing, I need to be “glad to be here.” Now don’t get me wrong, sometimes even MY attitude needs an adjustment, but overall this is the direction I choose to go.
Notice I said choose.
We all get to “choose” what attitude we are going to have at our workplace. And as a Real Christian Businessman, Christ is politely teaching (maybe telling?) us that a good attitude is just what we need to have, no matter what we may be doing or what circumstances we are in. (the apostle Paul epitomized this in the latter part of his life – just read his writings from the Bible for more proof)
“Do everything without complaining or arguing” Phil 2:14 (NIV)
Make a decision this week to be “glad to be here.”
Say hello to your co-workers when you see them.
Smile even though you don’t feel like it.
Be thankful for what you do have in your life.
It can make a big difference in your day.
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