Water Your Attitude of Gratitude and Watch It Grow

Motivational Quote: The currents that determine our dreams and shape our lives flow from the attitudes we nurture every day.

Water Your Attitude of Gratitude and Watch It Grow

What would happen if you didn’t water a fern? First it would struggle to remain green, then it would yellow, brown, wither and die.

Ferns need a lot of moisture to survive, and humans need water, too. Not just in the form of H2O, but in the form of small kindnesses bestowed upon them. This is the place where Earth Day and Administrative Professionals Day meet.

Spread the seed. Telling others about the accomplishments of an employee or coworker spreads the seeds of appreciation creating a nurturing environment that encourages personal and professional growth. If every seed was planted in the same hole, it would have to fight with all the others for sun, soil and water – but scattered, each seed can live in harmony.

Water the seedling.

Pour on the praise. Letting someone know they are doing a good job with an in-person thank you is priceless. It’s like a refreshing rain after a dry spell and serves to sustain growth for an extended period of time.

Repot when necessary.

Sometimes promotions are in order, and when someone makes it to the next level in their job, make sure to create some sort of celebration. Employees like to know they are on a path that leads to a bigger, better place. Plants can get root-bound when left in the same size pot for too long – they need additional space for further growth.

Thanking those around you and cultivating an attitude of appreciation helps reduce stress and fosters a positive atmosphere in the workplace and beyond. Remembering to brighten someone else’s day will in turn brighten yours.

The Power of Attitude

Motivational Quote:
Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by how we react to what happens; not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst…a spark that creates extraordinary results.

Maybe you see the glass as half full, maybe you see it as half empty – but the truth of the matter is that the glass is filled to the halfway point either way. Your perspective doesn’t physically change the amount of water in the glass, but it sure does change the way you feel about the water.

Choosing to think and react positively to exterior circumstances really can change you from the inside out. Practice may not make perfect, but it will certainly help. If you start trying to see the positive side of each situation you face, you’ll soon find an optimistic approach comes naturally.