WF Pride: Positive Attitude and Passion for Life and Work

WF Pride

Positive Attitude and Passion for Life and Work

Chad Cottingham

Sometimes it seems our culture is built around the bottom line: ‘What have you done for me lately?’ often comes well ahead of ‘Good morning!’ Not only at work but sometimes at home too. Everything is itemized, counted, evaluated, and stacked up for comparison. But purposeful, balanced people tend to experience more success. So go to work with purpose and come home the same way.

This can often be achieved via the elementary vehicle of intention. Simply making the choice to engage our environment with a positive spin has profound and sustainable results. People who make the choice to smile, for example, actually experience positive feelings and goodwill; likewise, they project those positives onto those around them.

Research demonstrates that operating inside a positive framework is a better predictor of productivity than intense nose to the grindstone effort or dog-eat-dog competition. Likewise, coming home in a positive frame of mind is positively correlated with family harmony. So what have you done for your family lately? When it comes to life, go with purpose both at work and at home.  Taken from All Pro Dad.

So this time of year, with all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, let’s take time to be intentional. Intentional about being a positive person to your colleagues and family alike.  Intentional about letting others see your passion for life and work.  Intentional about stopping long enough to reflect and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas – the birth of Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 7:14 – So the Lord Himself will give you a special thing to see: A young woman, who has never had a man, will give birth to a son. She will give Him the name Immanuel meaning ‘God with us).

Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a Child will be born. To us a Son will be given. And the rule of the nations will be on His shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Teacher, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace.

“Dear Lord, thank you for loving us so much that you would be willing to let your son, Jesus, be born as a baby, live as a man, and die on the cross for our sins.  We celebrate this Christmas season knowing you are our Lord and Savior.   Help us to slow down and reflect on your great sacrifice for us.  It’s in Jesus name I pray, Amen.”