No more extra mile. Not even a kind smile.
Why? Because they’ve forgotten that special day when they were first hired and how thrilled they were to get the job.
Remember that day? Who did you call?
“Hey, Mom, I got the job!”
“Really, Honey? Isn’t that wonderful? You mean they didn’t ask about that other thing you were so worried about?”
“No, Mom, they didn’t, and they hired me! I’m thrilled!”
But soon expectations aren’t met, communication slides sideways, recognition isn’t heard, criticism is, and little by little, we quit inside.
If you’ve gotten cynical or negative about your work, you are not alone…a recent Gallup Poll indicates that over 70% of the work force has too.
But that also means almost 30% of employees manage to stay engaged. Wow!
How? They probably take responsibility for and stay in charge of their own attitudes.
Charles Swindoll writes, “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company or a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
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