How can you not be pessimistic? How can you not join in with co-workers who seem to find ever more creative ways of predicting doom and gloom? Like so many things in life, moaning and complaining is a bandwagon that's easy to hop on, but hard to get off.
What I find rather interesting is that the "doom and gloom" people at most workplaces are treated as if they are all-seeing prophets who have a crystal ball that they use to scry the future. Yet someone who is upbeat and positive, on the other hand, is treated as if he or she has some sort of psychological malaise.
I could go on and on describing this phenomenon, but I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about. So instead, let me just explain what I think we need to do:
- Don't be a sheep and blindly follow the naysayers and negative ninnies.
- Remember that the choice is always yours.
- Choose optimism.
Train hard and pray harder,