The Power of Attitude: How your Attitude Impacts Your Career

Just like life, your career too has its ups and downs. If you’re lucky, you’ll find your calling as soon as you start, but that’s rarely the case.

Most of us will question whether we’re in the right job and if we’re ever really going to be successful in the path we’ve chosen for ourselves.

For too many people, jobs have just become a means to get paid. That’s where the problem is. While being able to earn a living is important, financial motivation has its limitations.

No amount of salary can get you to work better and improve your performance at a job you despise. Without intrinsic motivation, your brain will be constantly conflicted and prove to be a hurdle.

The Need for a Positive Attitude:

When it comes to your career, having a positive attitude can make or break you. A positive attitude will allow you to break bad habits that may be holding you back. It will push you to take initiative and create opportunities for yourself.

Here are a few ways having a positive attitude can impact your career:

1.     Enables you to see the bigger picture

People with a bad attitude have a tendency to obsess over the little things when faced with adversity and overlook the bigger picture.

For example, from a distance, the job market looks bleak; however, if you take a step back, you’ll see there are plenty of jobs out there, but they are different than the ones that used to be there. Shifting business models have increased the demands for certain kinds of jobs—some of which were previously unheard of.

Instead of complaining about how there are no jobs out there, upgrade your skill set in order to make yourself more suited for available jobs.

2.     Enhances performance

There is always room for improvement at your job, so make it a point to ask your peers and managers for feedback. Feedback from your colleagues is essential for the growth of your career.

Not only will it accelerate your career, it will also help you learn a lot about yourself and your leadership style.

3.     Allows you to take charge

Do you blame a difficult boss for your bad performance? Stop making excuses. Take responsibility.

A bad attitude will have you believe that you aren’t in control of what’s going on in your career. If you find yourself justifying your poor performance while others in the office are doing just fine, you’re probably the problem.

The job market is more competitive than ever; doing the bare minimum is no longer enough to push your career forward.

The right attitude will help you focus on the positives; you’ll get into the habit of findings gaps that can be filled and pushing ahead of others.

If there are hurdles in your workplace, look for ways to improve and make your time in the office worthwhile. You may not have your dream job just yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for it!

Looking for a burst of inspiration to get you moving on the right path? Check out motivational speaker Steve Rizzo’s books Motivate THIS! and Get Your SHIFT Together. Rizzo has been lauded by companies across the country for his ability to deliver business insights with humor. He is also a member of the NSA Speaker Hall of Fame.

Hire him as a keynote speaker for your next corporate event to experience his life-changing inspirational talks in person! Contact his team at (855)-841-9255 or (724) 540-5092 for bookings.

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