• Cathie Leimbach

Engaged Employees Overcome Obstacles

Updated: Jul 3, 2019

It is an everyday occurrence in the workplace – something doesn’t go exactly as intended.

We regularly face obstacles and challenges that we must overcome to fulfill our responsibilities. Some people take such problems in their stride. They maintain a positive attitude as they try alternative ways to get the job done. Such individuals are competent at X-ing Out the Negatives.

Three strategies that can help us have a positive outlook are:

  1. Accepting Problems – enjoy the learning that happens from mistakes and the discoveries you make along the way

  2. Believing the Best – be confident that you and the people around you can find solutions to the challenges you face

  3. Casting Off the Negatives – don’t dwell on your fears, focus on the upside possibilities

When we have an attitude of focusing on the positives and putting negative thinking and feelings behind us, we will enjoy our work more. We will have a sense of accomplishment at the end of each day. We will look forward to opportunities for creative problem solving. These positive emotions about our work increase our willingness to go the extra mile. We become invested in the organization’s mission and goals. We become engaged employees.

And because we are emotionally engaged at work, having a positive outlook becomes a habit.

What can you do to X-out the negatives in your work and increase your workplace engagement?



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