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Jul 23, 2020 | Inspiration | 3 comments

How Positive Thinking Can Help Improve Your Work Performance

Many of us find going into work to be a huge struggle; after all, it’s tough to give up the warm comforts of your bed for the hustle and bustle of the workplace. Monday mornings are particularly challenging and we’re often tempted to call in sick just to get a few more hours of rest.

Naturally, this sluggish and robotic attitude doesn’t bode well for our performance at work. Even the most mundane of tasks starts feeling like a huge burden while small talk with colleagues is seen as a chore, rather than a way to socialize and get to know others.

With this, our energy and productivity levels, as well as our morale, starts to suffer. And before long, our career trajectory grinds to a halt.

 

This is why positive thinking plays a crucial role in the workplace. Not only does it lead to a better attitude and approach to work, but it also helps us be more driven and ambitious – characteristics that are extremely important if you want to move up the corporate ladder.

But how exactly does positive thinking affect our work performance? Well, here are three reasons why.

Positive Thinking Enables Us To Function Better

Experts largely agree that having a positive mindset stimulates the human brain, which enables us to constantly function at our best. Having a more positive approach to work – and life, in general – means that we’re continuously motivated to be at the top of our game, producing our best work and going beyond our limits. Now, what employer wouldn’t reward this kind of performance?

Positive Thinking Boosts Our Self-Confidence

One of the biggest benefits of positive thinking is the confidence that it gives us, leading to us feeling more secure and self-assured in stepping outside of our comfort zones, which then allows us to take advantage of every opportunity that comes our way. From a different set of responsibilities to taking on an intimidating project, having confidence in ourselves and our abilities will go a long way in taking your career to the next level.

Positive Thinking Allows Us to Accept Criticisms

The ability to healthily and successfully manage conflict goes hand-in-hand with a positive mindset. Everyone – from executives to rank-and-file employees – gets criticized at work but only a few see this as an opportunity to grow and improve, rather than as a cause for failure and defeat. However, being able to use constructive criticism as a way to better yourself is key if you want to advance your career. Not only will this allow you to turn your weaknesses into strengths, but it will also help you constantly perform at your best.

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Make no mistake, these are just some of the many ways a positive mindset affects your performance at work, as well as your career trajectory. There are plenty of other reasons why individuals with the right attitude and the right approach to work are the ones swiftly moving up the corporate ladder.

But don’t just take our word for it! Start thinking more positively today and watch as your career soars to even greater heights.

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3 Comments

  1. marjori

    I sometimes struggle with keeping a positive mindset at work even though I know it would be better for everyone, especially me! But I do make an effort every day to keep a good attitude 🙂

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  2. jENNY

    This is a timely read, I’ve been stuck in a rut lately with work. Maybe it’s because of the pandemic and all the crazy things happening in the world. But I am reminded that shouldn’t be an excuse for stopping myself from achieving better things. Love your blog and I hope you keep sharing wonderful wisdom with us readers.

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  3. Jasmine Hewitt

    Love how you point out you can still accept criticism while being a positive thinker. This leads to real change and growth!

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