To no great surprise, the results of the StrengthsFinder survey revealed that my five strengths are; Restorative, Empathy, Harmony, Adaptability, and Arranger. While reading each of the strengths, I found myself agreeing aloud with each one. For example, in 2014 my family had a wonderful birthday/Spring Break trip planned for my son, three days prior my beloved grandmother passed away unexpectedly. I was faced with, what I consider, a difficult situation. How could I leave my mother and aunt with making funeral arrangements along? After months of planning, how could I tell my children that we would need to cancel our week long family vacation? In an effort to fulfill my obligations with everyone, I decided that we would go on our family vacation.
In “The Diary of a Young Girl” the author states, “But as you can see, Kitty, I'm still alive, and that's the main thing” (Frank). Since Anne had a positive attitude about the situation she was in, it helped her realize that she should be thankful for the little things. It also helped her to forget about the hardships and celebrate the jubilant times. In “Dear Miss Breed” the author states as she was on her way to a Japanese internment camp, “One of the most beautiful scenery was when crossing a bridge which was right above the Colorado River” (Oppenheim). Louise Ogawa had a cheerful attitude and she gained positive experiences during her trip. As she was looking at the river, it helped her forget for a while about the things she is about to face. In the article “How Your Attitude Affects Your Reality” Honoree Corder states, “When something less-than-fantastic happens, you can respond or react. Choose to respond in whatever way is appropriate and then press the reset button on your attitude” (Corder). During a hard time, having a change in attitude is key, and very important. Having a negative attitude, however, will not help relieve the pain that is being felt. A hopeful and sanguine outlook on a situation will help to not focus on the unfortunate things in
Supervisors and managers can encourage their employees to do things such as exercise (Wong, 2016) to help improve their mood, especially during significantly stressful times. Kinicki and Fugate (2016) wrote that emotions are products of our thoughts, behaviors, and experiences. They also wrote about some specific things we can do to manage our thoughts and behaviors to experience more positive emotions: manage expectations, take time to plan and organize, give a gift to other people, deflect partisan conversations, assume people have good intentions, focus on the job in front of you, and end the day with gratitude (Kinicki & Fugate,
When given the opportunity to do a task, the first step to ensure a desired outcome is to provide a positive attitude. A person’s attitude is capable of influencing not only one’s own performance, but also the actions of others being affected. For my Health Services Academy classes, we were recently assigned to do a project in which we had to diagnose a case study and develop an innovative treatment plan. As my group’s presentation approached, there was a specific day when all of my group members were feeling under extreme pressure and behaving in ways that they usually wouldn't. Despite my personal feelings, I managed to reassure my classmates and stay positive; consequently, everyone else’s moods seemed to improve as well. As an intern, I’d practice that same skill and contribute to a welcoming and
My personal strengths are that I am a keen learner and organized person because like Benjamin Franklin I believe that if I fail to plan then I am planning to fail. Above all I am confident that I have made the right choice and that I am a suitable candidate for
Having positive attitude means thinking in a positive way only and not let the negative ones keep you down from something in your life. For example, “ West Point military cadets entering their first summer of training,” (Duckworth, 20). For these military cadets, they had to set their minds on positive thinking if they wanted to graduate from military school to become cadets. They had to get rid of all negative thinking that came to mind, like, they won’t be able to go through the exercises without failing to complete one. If they wanted to pass the military training they had to set their minds saying they can do it, they will pass everything, they will accomplish everything that was set for them to do. For those college students that struggle in their classes with the work they have, they should turn the negative into the positive. For example, if a student has some type of problems in their class they should know that the easiest way to fix it if they think positively and leave the negativity
Joyce Meyer once said, “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you”. Throughout times people have proven that positive thinking will help resolve a conflict. It is good to remain positive to eventually receive a good outcome. When a conflict arises the best way to deal with it is to keep a positive attitude. Many argue that a fight will quickly end a problem but problem but a good example that that is false is the story of Black Ships before Troy.In black ships before Troy they use war to solve their problems.people think that it won't really matter what attitude is presented in a problem. Many would argue that the one side of the argument doesn't care about the attitude about the other person/side..
A positive attitude is having an optimistic state of mind. Kelly shows signs of having a positive attitude while entering and coping with stressful situations at work. As previously stated, Victoria Day is one Deco’s busiest time of the year. With little notice, two of Kelly’s associates informed her that they wouldn’t be able to attend work. Empathically, she allowed her employees to take time off. Regardless of the busy situation, Kelly still took on the leadership role in her company’s success. On Victoria Day, Malibu only had only one trained employee and fortunately was able to get her mom to fill in absent employees. In addition to that, Kelly became a substitute sales representative. Considering the circumstances, it is clear Kelly
Most people with a positive attitude are more likely to be successful in life. Those who disagree are less likely to be caring towards other's feelings. People who a have a positive outlook on life; in general are likable, more prosperous, and have a better sense of community. The importance of having a positive attitude is that it helps you improve your standard of living and someone else's day. In conclusion, just being positive helps everyone no matter have much you use. People who are positive towards themselves and others are more likable. Many have different daily life styles. Say if two same teenagers went to a interview for the same job. Teenager 1 is a young man that comes with the wrong type of clothing on; but his grades are amazing.
Say you are about to go on stage for a big performance and you think your going to fail and your scared. Having a negative attitude like that will make you fail and have a bad performance. So having a positive attitude can help one by believing in oneself and helping another have a positive attitude.
At the campus gym, I hand out equipment to students and check members into the facility. This summer, my bosses selected me to train new employees due to my work ethic and knowledge of policies and procedures. I work between fifteen and thirty hours over the summer, and aim for about ten hours during the semester. Rather boring at times, this job has taught me the importance of positivity. Being friendly, smiling and greeting participants as they enter or when helping them with their questions helps my shifts go by faster. Creating a positive mindset for everything I do makes any dull and monotonous task more enjoyable.
So having a positive attitude really has its advantages, making people around you have hope and keeping things under control. Anne Frank was happy about what little she had. Churchill showed confidence, giving confidence to his troops and people. Staying optimistic helps people stay calm and collected and let's people make collective
Always being positive, is it going to help you with going through hard times? Most people when faced with hard times are always mad, sad, and feel sorry for themselves. If you are positive you can be happy, make other people feel good, and can work together to help other people have a positive outlook in a bad situation. In the following paragraphs, you will read how Anne Frank and the boys from Lord Of The Flies stay positive during their rough times.
As we’ve learned, positive people have healthy habits and they handle their thoughts in ways that set them up for future accomplishments in life. You’ll rarely hear a positive person complaining over circumstances they have no control over such as someone else getting a promotion at work, or waiting in long lines at the grocery store. Instead, they tend to concentrate on what they can control in their lives, and more often than not, it is their attitude.
Another application in which an optimistic attitude has proven to be very beneficial has been in academics. Notably, there have been classes in which assignments were difficult for me and led to less than sufficient grades. Even though I was disappointed with my poor performance, I always stayed optimistic about bringing the grades back up. The one time that stood out among