Negative or positive, it’s your choice
Your attitude affects your life and helps to shape your experiences and the results that you achieve. If you approach a situation in a negative frame of mind, it is more than likely that you will fail to achieve what you set out to do.
Your attitude is the way you act, think and behave towards those who are around you. Your attitude determines the way in which other people treat you and the demeanour that you give off. Our attitude is one of the key drivers than enables us to determine the results we want to achieve. Once you adopt a positive attitude, the results you experience are more likely to be positive. That being said, a positive attitude does not guarantee that everything will be all pink and fluffy, but it does improve your chances, even when things go wrong; you are able to cope with them better and find a way to move forward.
Virtually nothing is impossible in this world, if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.
Changing is difficult, not changing is fatal
All organisations are facing an extraordinary and accelerating pace of change, with nearly 75% of change efforts failing, successfully managing change today could be the difference between success and failure. It is not always possible to control every situation and its outcome, but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it.
We understand that it is difficult to give up the known whilst simultaneously accepting the unknown. A daunting thought right? We are all resistant to change, even when we say we are not. Adapting to changes within the workplace and within your personal life are important and a necessary part of growing as an individual.
At work we like to stick to the same solution and models that we know work, but why don’t we look at different solutions that could maximise our efficiency and productivity even further? By avoiding change, we are avoiding growth.
Be a gamechanger. The world has enough followers.
Set your goals
Have you ever thought about where you want to be in 5 years’ time? Do you know what you want to have achieved by the end of the day? Are you aware about what the main objective at work is?
In order to succeed you need to set clear and achievable goals that are realistic. Goals help you to have a sense of focus and direction. Goals are important for both personal and professional development. Goal setting is a process that requires consideration of what you want to achieve in terms of results and how you are going to achieve these. Here are 5 golden rules that you should follow when setting your goals, both at work and in your personal life:
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Learn from your mistakes
One of life’s biggest challenges is the fear of failure. Many of us go out of our way to ensure that mistakes are prevented at all costs, but this means we don’t take risks, don’t step out of our comfort zones and don’t think outside of the box. Our mistakes should be seen as learning curves, they enable us to grow and develop and guide us in a way that will provide better results and achievements. Below are nine powerful lessons that we can take from our mistakes:
Experience is making mistakes and learning from them.
Face your fears
Everybody has a component of fear in them, attempting new things can be considerably risky whether it is altering a business process, implementing a new solution or even a personal fear of getting onto a rollercoaster. Fear is what stops us from touching the metaphorical and literal stove and getting burned.
If you have never faced fear, you would never understand the feeling of success and accomplishment after achieving one of your desired goals. Fear should be looked at as a healthy and motivating driver that allows a business to grow and develop in the right direction.
On the other hand, many of us are scared to succeed and will rarely try something new that is challenging and risky. If you are scared to be in a successful business, you might not go after a customer that’s bigger than any of the other customers you have worked with in the past. This then slows down the growth and productivity of an organisation. You can’t be successful if this fear is predominant within your work and home life.
Limits, like fear, is often illusion.
Incorporate the ‘no-blame’ culture
A ‘no-blame’ culture embraces the possibility of errors and encourages team work to correct the mistake. The concept of accountability is a double-edged sword. It drives results that would be unachievable if nobody took ownership of the outcome, and on the other hand, it can cause a lot of damage when things go wrong and efforts are made to hold someone accountable for the outcome.
We have to accept that human error is unavoidable and we should take steps in order to ensure that these mistakes are mitigate as much as possible. Below are 5 key steps to foster a ‘no-blame’ culture:
It must change now, I must change it now, I will change it now.
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Contact us today to kick start your new business solution. Thinking about taking on that new challenge and creating some new goals? Columbus can help you digitally transform, whether you are in discovery, looking for continual support or exploring new possibilities.