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Attitude

I'm a business owner, so I guess I have a different outlook on life than many others. I have trouble understanding that so many people go to work every day with an attitude that says things like ... "2,345 days and 42 hours to retirement!", or maybe ... "Only 7 hours 52 minutes till I get outta here!". I listened to a radio show on my work today and the hosts were trying to plead a case for another public holiday today in Canada for National Flag Day. Surprisingly to me, all four listeners that dialed in said they didn't think we needed another day off ... I loved it! But I think the attitude of the show hosts was really representative of most workers.

Why can't people in general have a positive attitude to work. We all (except for a tiny minority), need to work and probably we spend at least 8 hours there, 5 days a week. Why not be positive and happy for those hours? It's a much better way to spend 40 hours each week than the alternative. There are always positives to find in life, good health, a good standard of living, good friends, loving family, good co-workers etc. Yet so many people go through life with a negative attitude, dragging all around them into their depths. I for one will go out of my way to avoid negative people. A fellow CEO told me that he stood up in front of his whole company and said "If you are a "glass half empty" kind of person you don't fit in this company!" Some people ended up leaving, but it was a better place for that.

So ... look for the good in your life. Bring a smile to work. Treat people with respect. Live each day fully without wishing your life away! I think you will find life to be so much more enjoyable.