With the news full of announcements about more job losses, it’s not surprise to see that worries about job security are having a significant impact on productivity, engagement and the general working environment. Employees are concern about losing their jobs, which make the morale goes down.
The current economic situation is not that bright. In the organization, more and more companies start to refocus their talent management techniques and provide employee programs in which more customized to individual needs.
As we all know, economy crisis can drain the moral, it is the fact and you hard to get this reality changed. However, in life, there always choices for your to choose. You may opt to have a pessimist’s view and live a self-defeated life or you may decide to take the optimist’s route, and take a challenging and fulfilling life.
I remembered Frederick Langbridge one time said, “Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one sees the stars.” This is indeed true.
If you ever pay attention to your surroundings, you may noticed that the rates of depression and pessimism increasing rapidly each year. It affects middle-aged adults the same way it hits younger people. The mean age of onset has gone from 30 to 15. You can see, the depression and pessimism are no longer a middle-aged disorder but they are also a teen-age’s disorder as well.
Economic downturn rise up our levels of stress, however, if you don’t make choices and change your attitude and stay positive, sooner or later, you will find yourself fall into the depression and pessimism category! I don’t think you want to go for that, do you? I believe you want to be healthy and happy.
The defining characteristic of pessimists is that people tend to believe bad events, which will last a long time and they will undermine everything they do.
In addition, pessimists are likely to react to stressful events by denying that they exist or by avoiding dealing with problems. Pessimists are more likely to quit trying when difficulties arise.
Optimism has been linked to positive mood and good morale; to academic, athletic, military, occupational and political success; to popularity, to good health and even to long life and freedom from trauma.
Optimists’ people are proactive and less dependent on others for their happiness. They find there no need to control or manipulate people. They usually draw people towards them. Their optimistic view of the world can be contagious and influence those they are with.
Those who share optimism are generally accepted while those who spread gloom, panic and hysteria are treated unfavorably.
Optimists’ people also tending to believe defeat is just a temporary setback. They tend to focus on and plan for the ‘problem’ at hand; people use ‘positive reinterpretation.’
In other words, they most likely reinterpret a negative experience in a way that helps them learn and grow. Such people are unfazed by bad situation, they perceive it is a challenge and try harder.
For example, they won’t say “things will never get better,” “If I failed once, it will happen again” and “If I experience misfortune in one part of my life, then it will happen in my whole life.”
More over, optimists typically maintain higher levels of subjective well-being during times of stress than do people who are less optimistic.
Optimists’ people persevere. They don’t give up easily; they are also known for their patience and inching their way a step closer to the goals or elusive dreams. When the going gets tough, optimists get tougher.
Not only that, if you pay attention to your surroundings, you will find that optimists are healthier and live longer as well.
Recession will not stay long; it just a nature of things in the business cycle, eventually, the bad situation will over.
So, why not improve yourself and be optimists today? To think positively towards a more fulfilled life, carry yourself out of the mud and improve your chances of getting back on the right track.
And why not inspire others to remove their dark-colored glasses and see life in the bright side?