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Attitude can turn things around for you this year

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POSTED March 11, 2009 4:36 a.m.
It can still be a good year - it’s your choice.

With the right mindset and attitude, you can create a successful life.

Your thoughts will make you or break you. You are in charge of your thoughts, so it is time to choose empowering thoughts.

Your career is a part of your world, and it must be balanced with your entire life.  Between family concerns, obligations, finances, a stagnant real estate market, and world issues, you have the ability to make 2009 great.

Discover the tools that are essential day to day to stay focused and committed to what is important in your life. If you have chosen a job, and you have to be there 40 hours a week, be present 100 per cent of the time and produce great results.

It is never too late to make life great. It is never too late to live happily ever after.  Passion is a key ingredient in all areas of your life - the workplace included.

If you choose to be at the job every day, then give it your all.  Enjoying what you are doing is half the battle.  You don’t have to go to your place of employment, you “get to go” to your job to make a difference in the quality of others’ lives.

When was the last time you made a helpful suggestion to your company?

Make your work a challenge, a new experience each day - no two days are the same.  Do not go in with an attitude that reflects how things have been in the past.  Go in with the attitude, “This day is a new day and I will have a great day because I choose to.”

Be in action: serve others with your many talents and ideas and watch what happens.

There are 168 hours in each week.  Most work a 40-hour week.  That’s 28 percent of your 168-hour week, and of your life.  This time includes travel time and, preparing for work.

Another 29 percent of your weekly schedule is set aside for sleeping, and for recharging your body.  That leaves 42 percent of those five days for whatever areas of your existence you choose to spend your time.

At work we can either choose to spend the 28 percent of our 168-hour week complaining, shining, hating being there, despising the challenges we face or finding fault with everyone, and everything about our place of work.
That 28 percent of the work week enables us to earn a decent pay check, and to be at the job to produce positive results for the company.

The employer has kindly trusted, and believes in us enough to have put us on his payroll.  This includes a pay check, possible benefits, vacation time and sick leave.  

In return that employer expects their employees to be there on time, produce results, respect others, and the list of expectations goes on.

So, can you honestly say that in the 28 percent of your work week you are giving 100 percent to your career or to your job?

Do you earn that pay check?

Are you thinking of what else you could be doing rather than producing results?

Are you the “pot stirrer” in the office group?

Is it a win-win situation for you, and for your employer when you are on the job?  If it is then the more power to you.  If not, think about what you can change for the better.

If you dislike your job so much that you can’t even contribute to your company then it’s time to leave.  Do just that -- do your employer a favor -- leave!  There is someone else out there who would be very happy to replace you, and who will earn that pay check.

It’s time to learn for both employers and employees in how to make a win-win situation for all parties involved. Motivation is one of the strongest tools there is for mankind to excel.

Just what is it you do to motivate yourself and to motivate others?

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