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I work in the construction industry in the Philadelphia area. The industry is known to be fairly rough. The language and conversation content is often very “colorful.” And sometimes it seems like people only know how to communicate with each other by yelling and screaming. Philadelphia has a reputation for being somewhat negative. If you don’t believe me, it was Philly fans who threw snowballs at Santa Clause. And if you are still not convinced, try listening to Philly sports radio for an hour. You would think the everyone does everything wrong, and there is no hope for positive change. So much for being the City of Brotherly Love.
Despite these circumstances, I am known in my office for having a positive attitude (most of the time). In fact, I have repeatedly been asked the following question: “How do you stay so positive all the time?”
Some people seem to be naturally disposed to having a positive attitude, but I think there may be a bit more to it. Today, I’m giving you practical ways for you to develop and maintain a positive attitude even when negativity seems to surround you. Here’s how I stay so positive all the time: