Monday, 7 September 2015

Your Environment Shapes Who You Are Today. by: Jimm Yim

Do you believe that the people around you shaped who you are today? Who forms the environment around you? As you read this article keep on open mind and think about it later. 

Ok, first the environment around you consists of almost everything however it starts from the people who are the closest with you. When you are young, they are your parents. When you go to school, if you spend most of your time with your friends, your friends will gradually change you as well. That is one reason why it is important to get into a good school, at least the chances of mixing with the right company is higher than a lousy school in a problem neighbour. 

Other than your family members and friends, the media holds a good source of lessons to learn from. The books, magazines, newspaper, television, movies, radio and advertisements are trying to rely a message or value to the audience, you. What we want to pick up from these media is uncontrollable by anybody but you. If there was a heart-warming scene that hits your soft spot, it just reinforces your believe. In the past, smoking advertisements with actors or actresses displaying that it was cool to smoke and if you weren't smoking you are not cool. The media is actually a powerful way that can shape the country. 

Have you heard people say, like father like son or like mother like daughter? Normally, we were young innocent kids, we tend to learn things fast and we will definitely pick up at least a handful of traits similar to our parents be it from our mother or father. Personally, I have some traits from both, hopefully its more good than bad. 

Not long ago I was watching a Youtube video on Will Smith and who he was today was because his father taught him a valuable lesson when he was young. When he was young, his father tore down his store's wall and asked Will and his brothers to rebuild it. When they said it was impossible, his father replied, There was no such thing as impossible. In the video, Will Smith also mentioned that his grandmother always told him that, If you are here make sure you make a difference.

Without great wisdom and guidance from his family, I do not believe he could have been where he is today and continuing inspiring so many others in the world. 

If you would like to have fast change in your life, start changing your environment.


Sunday, 6 September 2015

How to Display a Positive Attitude at Work by: Silas Reed

Work is a place where a lot of people work together. A lot of people mean the existence of a lot of individual differences because of different people with different backgrounds, traditions, customs and beliefs. This guarantees clash of ideas and thus differences among the employees. But this kind of a negative work situation of people sharing cold wars and apparent disregard for others is not at all desired. Positive attitude helps create an environment of co-existence.

Cooperation and harmony is what leads to productivity. Displaying positive attitude at work is also important for maintaining an amiable work impression.

First and foremost, it is important to avoid people who spread rumors and believe in an aggressive approach to work. People with negative attitudes should be kept at a distance or tried to be modified.

Being professional is absolutely necessary. This implies you should have the willingness to cooperate rather than retort. Making adjustments is they key to harmony. You could put this message across by instantly smiling at others, being courteous and polite in interaction and responding in a considerate manner. This would make you appear like you are willing to cooperate.

When you find your colleagues in some trouble or when they ask you for help, go ahead and try your best to assist them in coming out of the soup. You do not have to go out of your way to do so. Help them with the resources at your disposal but do not come up with a curt "no". Working together would only improve production and work situations.

When your colleagues or some employee make a request to you, it is easy to decline. But if you have positive attitude then you would easily be able to help them with it without grumbling to yourself. Do not be selfish and mean. Being positive implies to be able to co-exist with others in harmony. 

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One should also harbor positive ideas. Being creative is also important. When you come up with a new plan, or somebody else does, it is important to be encouraging and being positive and optimistic about the new project. Negative attitude like too much criticism and deciding from the onset that it is not going to work is not the right thing to do.

One should also genuinely accept suggestions from when he initiates a project. Exchange of positive ideas can lead to better productivity. When somebody else starts the project you could help them with new, useful ideas.

Being open to suggestion and criticisms is also a part of being positive at work. Some others may advice you when they see better prospects in some other plan. One should learn to keep an open mind to these suggestions. They may just help you. Don't take criticisms personally rather take them sportingly and make use of them in your work.

Displaying a positive attitude at work could mean better impression formation, better working conditions, peace and harmony and all these would lead to the company's basic motive- increase in productivity.