In life and in business, people can be divided into two groups, happy and very unhappy. Those who are very unhappy never find a way to win. They look at every situation, interaction, and opportunity and see only what went wrong. They could win the lottery but find some issue that steals their joy, they may say, “too many taxes, I’ll hardly get any of the money.” This is unfortunate. This type of attitude will hurt the individual personally and professionally and may even spread to others around them who feel sympathetic. You must find a way to help them focus on the positive or plan their exit.
Happy people always find a way to win. In the worst of circumstances, they can find a positive. They are pleasant to work with, talk to, or even debate with. These are the type of people you want in an organization. They attract other happy and motivated people. They help others find the good in all situations. We have seen a leader who had to close his businesses due to bankruptcy find ways to win. He offered his experiences to others as an advisor; he refocused his business, and rebuilt it stronger and better.
Happiness can be a choice. Help your team remember that no matter what happens, there is always a way to see a win, always something to be learned. As a leader, you should demonstrate this in your own interactions and conversations. Encourage them to find a way to win in all they do.
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