Having a good attitude in the workplace is essential to success in the business world, and in marketing in particular. People enjoy and want to connect more with someone who is open and friendly, that allows them to feel at ease.
What is a good attitude?
A person who is cheerful and makes the best of all situations, bad or good, is an example of a good attitude and someone you want to have around. Their positive outlook is contagious and lifts up everyone around them.
This type of attitude is ready to work, willing to do their best, has understanding and sees the best in others. When the day is full of problems or a lot of tedious work, a person with a good attitude helps to relieve the stress and take off the pressure of a heavy workload.
A good attitude can build team morale and encourage the rest of the team to try harder as well. In brainstorming for new ideas, a positive attitude goes a long way in inspiring others to bring forth their thoughts and encourage them to be willing to share, even if their ideas are way outside of the box. A positive person is creative and willing to put in the effort that leads to success.
Attitude Over Skills
According to Forbes.com, attitude is much more important than a person’s skill set. In fact, in a study of 20,000 new hires, 89% of the time, they were let go for reasons based on attitude as opposed to lack of skill in their position.
This statistic shows why an employer place such a high priority on the potential hire’s attitude. Sometimes, people get hired even when they don’t have the required skills because they display such an enthusiastic attitude about learning a new skill; a great encouragement to the business owner.
There are also personal benefits to having a good attitude. People who are positive and willing to put in effort are seen as confident and capable. They are motivated and see the positive in situations that others would deem as impossible or a failure in progress. To read more about self-confidence, check out our blog, Want to Sound More Confident at Work?
On the website, Successconciousness.com, “A positive attitude helps you cope more easily with the daily affairs of life. It brings optimism into your life, and makes it easier to avoid worries and negative thinking.” This type of attitude can increase your well-being and see opportunities more readily and clearly.
It is never too late to have a good attitude! The benefits of learning to think this way will help you not only in the workplace, but in your everyday life as well. It can help you to make new friends, take chances on a new venture or even just pass the time a little easier when the day is moving slowly.
Start today just by being grateful. This can quickly put you in a better mind set as you think of all of the good in your life. Or, go out of your way to be kind or encouraging to someone else. Being uplifting can put a smile on both of your faces!