March 1999 Web Brief
Learning to be Successful

Quote of the month: "Our aspirations are our possibilities" Robert Browning

Overcome Your Negative Mood
Source: Communication Briefings ideas that work

When youíre having a few bad days because your ideas are being rejected or other workers disappoint you, try this to get back in a positive mood:

  • Get out of bed earlier than normal so you can prepare for work at a relaxing pace. Play your favorite music or a motivational tape as you get ready.
  • Decide in the morning that your day will be gratifying. Then seek out activities that will make it so.
  • Greet people with "Great!" or "Fantastic!" when they ask how youíre doing, instead of a lackluster "Fine" or "O.K., I guess." Youíll set an example for others.
  • Refuse to dwell on the bad experience. Say aloud "Itís done, Iíve learned from it and Iím moving on."
  • Anticipate good fortune by concentrating on doing the best job possible and even more than required. Helping others improves your mood, and theirs. Also: Try to learn a new duty or skill.
  • Cast everything you say in the positive. Negativity can be unlearned, while positivity is learned.

Source: Wolf Rinke, Selling Power, PO Box 5467, Fredericksburg, VA 22403