“If you want to change your situation, you must first change your thoughts.” Having a grateful and positive mind can significantly impact your life personally and on the job. If you aspire to succeed in your career, your energy and response to difficult circumstances play an important role.
If you haven’t done so already, I highly recommend everyone to read The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon. Without giving away the storyline, it’s important to choose joy and project positive energy when in a difficult situation. Choosing to have a positive mind starts with ourselves, and yes, I am talking to myself as well! You cannot encourage someone to be a certain way if you are not following the same rules. Let’s talk about a few ways to fuel your energy bus.
- Think about where you want to go and what you want to do in your career. What is your vision and plans for the future? Do you need to prioritize your work, show up to work early instead of on time, do you want a promotion or, better yet, a raise? What steps can you follow to get there? Think about your vision and focus on moving your bus in the right direction. Remember that you are in control.
- Positive energy is not only great for your physical and emotional well-being, but you can inspire others and invite the teammates you work with on your energy bus. Think about it; it’s better to surround yourself with like-minded people than be by yourself. Sometimes we all need a little encouragement.
- Learn how to navigate challenges and adversity. When faced with a challenge in life or on the job, think about what the problem is teaching us and what we can learn from this experience. What you gain from the situation will help you grow and pave the road to success.
According to research, positive people, communication, and interactions can produce positive results, leading people to perform at a higher level. Sometimes this can take years to happen, but only great things can happen next if we recognize what we need for our personal growth and take action. Negativity will always be around us, but if you let it drain you, you can lose focus on the good things in your life. Remember to think about your vision, share it with others, and navigate the situation. What are you going to choose?
Jessica Savala is a Career Navigator for Workforce Solutions. She supported in all areas of the Career office for customers, staff, and the management team. By analyzing customer needs, she has assisted in job readiness, financial aid, funding for the office, and support services for training customers and customers who have obtained employment. With over 8 years of experience in customer service, she has a passion for helping others and is proud of her career in workforce development. She plans to continue her education as she holds an Associate of Arts Degree