Keeping a positive attitude at work may be difficult at times but in the long run it will pay off.
You would think that if you were surrounded by slackers at work you would stand out like a sore thumb. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always feel like the case. You may witness people sitting around gossiping, reading magazines and surfing the internet several hours per day but somehow they keep it under the radar. They find a way to prove their usefulness from time to time. While the responsible hard worker has set the bar high and they are expected to perform to the standards they have set.
On occasion slackers will be promoted based on what upper management perceived as a job well done but it is likely they will not meet the new expectations set before them and they will fail. It is important to not let what others do get in the way of what you value. You should never give up and let your work suffer because it appears you can get a paycheck for doing nothing. People will eventually notice and your chances of moving up or in this day and age simply holding a job will increase.
It can be hard to keep a positive outlook but remember, you have to live with yourself. You need to look yourself in the mirror and answer for your actions. What others do with their lives shouldn’t directly, or indirectly, affect yours. People that strive to be positive need to focus on what will make them happy and where they see themselves years down the road. People that strive to be positive have vision! People with a positive attitude take charge of their lives and make it what they want life to be. Things don’t always work out the way we expect; the occasional right hook from nowhere knocks us off balance. Instead of falling to the ground and being a victim we get up, brush ourselves off and get back on track.
If you have to watch from your office or cubicle someone that sits around and does nothing all day don’t let it get to you. Your hard work and efforts will pay off, if not at this company another one.