This week I want to share with you seven questions that really get at the heart as to whether or not you are a hopeful, optimistic and positive person.
This is important because hope, optimism and positivity are contagious, and leaders who exhibit these traits create the same wherever they go. If you’re able to do these seven things, then I think you become transformational and do exemplary work. So, do you want to know what the questions are? Here they are:
#1. Do you have a mindset that infuses positivity into your daily routine? Do you do that intentionally? Do you do it purposefully? That’s number one.
#2. Do you let go of past wrongs and not hold grudges? Whatever has happened, do you move on and make the best of it?
#3. Do you focus on your assets and not on your liabilities? I don’t know of anyone who has done exemplary work while focusing on their liabilities. I just don’t ever see that.
#4. Do you live without fear, regret or guilt. Really? Yeah, that’s one I had to work on myself. But I live without fear, regret and guilt and it’s absolutely essential to being transformational.
#5. Do you have positive self-talk when the yogurt hits the fan? Can you automatically move into a positive frame of reference and communicate positively through the adversity and come out on the opposite side in a positive way?
#6. Do you have a compelling purpose? Do you have something that is really compelling that you want to accomplish and that infuses your entire thinking.
#7. Do you avoid comparing yourself to others? Are you comfortable in your own skin and look at becoming the very best you you can be?
Ladies and gentlemen, the above have nothing to do with the technical or professional side of your work, but it has everything to do with the type of person, the type of thinking that you bring to work. If you bring this type of thinking to work it is contagious. When you infuse hope and optimism into your workplace, amazing things happen.
That is the Monday Morning Minute, I hope you have a fabulous week, and I’ll see you here again next week. Take care.