15 Signs That You Need an Attitude Adjustment
Do you need an attitude adjustment? Take the test. Here are 15 signs that you have an attitude problem:
“What’s in it for me?” Are you selfless or do you focus primarily on your needs and wants? Greed can be the unwillingness to give or the willingness to take.
“You don’t expect me to do that!” People will test you in small ways before trusting you with additional responsibility. Before you dine from a silver platter, you must first eat from a paper plate.
“They don’t pay me enough to do this.” Watch out. Excuses can be habit forming. Pull out the weeds or make peace with the dandelions.
“I don’t feel like working today.” Endurance is as much mental as it is physical. If you’re not willing to make the commitment, don’t complain about the outcome.
“Tuesday’s going to be tough. I’m calling in sick.” Some people will do anything to get out of work. Self-pity is like a disease — the condition worsens with neglect.
“I’m not checking my work. They’ll catch mistakes during the review process.” Make yourself proud. If it’s worth your doing, give it all you’re worth.
“I’ve always done it this way.” Excuses proclaim an unwillingness to learn. Unless you learn something new every day, you’re becoming obsolete.
“I hate doing that. Give it to someone else.” No one likes to do menial work, but it comes with the territory. When you swallow your pride, don’t choke on your ego.
“If I look busy, maybe I can get out of the work.” Being busy doesn’t mean that you’re productive. Just because you’re at work doesn’t mean you’re working.
“I’ll do anything to get ahead.” Character is the fingerprint of your soul. Everything has a price, but not everything should be for sale.
“Nobody’s here, so we can goof off.” If you’re not responsible for your actions, who is? Listen to your conscience. That’s why you have one.
“Nobody knows what they’re doing around here.” Those who love to find fault in others rarely find fault in themselves. People who can, do. People who can’t, criticize.
“I hate it here.” Be positive. If work isn’t fun, you’re not playing on the right team.
“I do what I have to — nothing more, nothing less.” Be the best you can be — and then be a little better. Always give 110%. It’s the extra 10% that everyone remembers.
“Three hours ’til I can go home.” Watching the clock doesn’t make time go faster. If you want to share in the rewards, share in the work.
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I just wanted to say it is great being back…. I have missed your columns immensely as they make me think and help me grow. I have been away from the computer for a few months. I hope that you are well and flourishing during these unprecedented times. Keep up the good work!
Frank Sonnenberg says
I’m glad you’re back. I hope that life is treating you well 🙂
Thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to write.