We believe strongly that the quality of our lives is based on the quality of our relationships and experiences.
If you have healthy relationships with others and positive experiences than more likely than not you will have a fulfilling life. Think of all the good things that have happened to you and you will find that they fall into these two categories.
However, what we often forget is that each of us is an experience ourselves. And this impacts both the relationships we cultivate and the things we experience.
Your attitude affects the experiences that other people have when they are with you. If you have a positive attitude, it’s easier for other people to have a positive experience with you. If you have a negative attitude, it can be hard for people to be around you. Ultimately this impacts the relationships they have with you. If every experience they have with you is tainted because of your negative attitude, it’s difficult to form a good relationship because they won’t want to be around you.
Your attitude also impacts the quality of your own experiences. For example, you can be at the most beautiful, exciting place in the world, but if you have a poor attitude, it will be difficult to enjoy that experience. On the other hand, a positive attitude can make even a trip to the grocery store a memorable experience. And when you create positive experiences through your attitude, people will be drawn towards you and good relationships can be built with ease.
When you are evaluating the relationships and experiences you have at work – and in your life in general – don’t forget to examine your role. What experiences are people having when they are around you? What role does your attitude play in how you experience things? How does it impact your ability to build relationships? When you take control of the experience that is you, you will find life gets a lot sweeter.
A Team Human Conversation
Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick start your conversation.
When was a time that your attitude may have impacted someone else’s experience – positive or negative?
When was a time that your attitude created a great experience from what would normally be a mundane one? What about a bad experience from what should have been a great one?
What impact do you think your day-to-day attitude has on facilitating strong relationships with others?