I’m a firm believer that positive attitudes create positive energy and that those around you feel it. Likewise, I think negative attitudes create negative energy and people feel that as well.
I’ve always tried to look at the “glass half full” as opposed to “half empty”. It’s the same situation, the difference is just how you look at it.
When our son had his car accident in 1993 and we almost lost him, it was the most terrible experience a parent can go through, , , but Dorine and I kept looking and thinking about the potential, , , and not about the terrible challenges Eddie was facing.
Today, it’s 17 years after the accident and Eddie still has physical challenges and a significant short term memory loss, , , he can’t remember something that happened 30 minutes ago. But the upside is that his long term memory is intact and strong.
Eddie never has a bad day, , , something that is amazing to us considering his physical challenges and pain he deals with. But it’s true, he is the most positive person I know, , , maybe it has something to do with short term memory loss.
The point is that Dorine and I stayed positive and kept encouraging Eddie during the darkest of times. I could tell you hundreds of stories that still give me chills of joy and some that caused grave concern at the time.
We believe that our positive attitudes are what helped Eddie recover to the level he has and why he is such an inspiration to so many. Everyone who meets Eddie seems to be drawn to him because of his positive attitude, , , he truly has an aura of positive energy.
Positive attitudes really do work. We have seen it over and over again in our personal and professional lives.
As an IT manager, it’s important for you to stay positive and to encourage others. Your attitude sets the tone in your organization. If you are not positive and positive energy doesn’t come from you, it’s very hard, if not impossible, for your team to be positive.
Treat every day as a new day and a fresh start. Go into work with positive thoughts and look forward to the challenges that will come up today. Remember, if there weren’t challenges and problems, they probably wouldn’t need you and your position in the company.
Positive energy is a contagious thing, , , create positive energy and watch others respond to it.
Best of success.