The Power of Positive Thinking

By, 10/24/2012

At times in your career, it can be easy to get down on yourself, think negatively or get stuck in a rut. Perhaps work isn’t going the way you want it to or you aren’t where you thought you would be by now. No matter the circumstances, a lot can be said for how you handle a situation and how you work to change it.

The power of positive thinking can be more significant than many folks think. If you believe in yourself, know that you are valuable and trust that good things will happen, chances are much more likely that will be the case.

So what can you do to gain or maintain a positive attitude when times are tough? Remind yourself of all of the positive things already happening. Make a list of the qualities you possess and that make you an asset to your employer. Instead of looking at weaknesses in a negative context, look at them as things to improve upon. A key quality to a successful career can be developing the ability to adapt and grow. Being able to identify areas of improvement and develop them into strengths is an important human capital asset.