Be a Duck — and 2 Other Tips to Keep a Positive Attitude at Work

Agon Management Group shares their tips on how to keep a positive attitude at work.

agon-management-group-1Have you heard this one before, “Your attitude determines your altitude”? Well, at Agon Management Group in McLean, we believe in that mantra whole-heartedly. The best part is that your attitude is one of the only things that you are completely in control of. How you react and handle challenges that arise is up to you. How you deal with negative people is your decision. And how you view your circumstances is, yet again, your choice. But lucky for you, we are sharing three simple tips on how to maintain a positive attitude!

1. Avoid the Negative Nancy’s. There are always going to be people who complain about the world being out to get them. These are the people who have a knack for finding the negative in any situation. Your best bet is to simply avoid them. And when you can’t, at least limit your time talking to them. Whatever you do, don’t let their negativity wear off on you!

agon-management-group-22. Identify what brings down your attitude or stresses you out, and plan accordingly. If you know that you are a hangry person… don’t let yourself get too hungry, have snacks handy! If you know that you lose your mind when things are disorganized, plan ahead and stick to your schedule. Whatever it is that might affect your attitude, do your best to accommodate ahead of time.

3. When in doubt, be a duck. You see, duck feathers are waterproof. Any water that accumulates on them literally rolls off and the duck doesn’t feel a thing! That’s what you have to do when uncontrollable circumstances arise that could fluster you, just let them roll off your back like water on a duck. You can’t control everything, but you can choose how you react to them!


At Agon Management Group we teach skills like these and much more as a part of our Management Training Program. To us, it’s not about just teaching the skills necessary for someone to do their job, but also to develop them further as a business professional. To learn more about the training we offer, connect with Agon Management Group on LinkedIn.


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