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Cardinal Students In Action

 

Positive Energy

It’s hard to believe that parent-teacher conferences are already next week!   The school year is off to a great start.  As a district we are trying to be solution focused and concentrate on the positive.

There is an abundance of research that shows that positive people, positive communication, positive interactions, and positive work and team cultures produce positive results.  At a deeper level, we all know that every person, every career, every company, every organization, every family, and every team will have to overcome negativity, adversity, and challenges to define themselves and create success.

No one goes through life untested, and the answer to these tests are positive energy.  When I talk about positive energy I’m referring to optimism, trust, enthusiasm, love, purpose, joy, passion, and spirit to live, work, and perform at a higher level; to build and lead successful teams; to overcome adversity in life and at work; to share contagious energy with employees and colleagues; to bring out the best in others and in yourself; and to overcome ALL the negative people (energy vampires)

My hope is that with these posts you will begin to cultivate positive energy in your own life and career and then share it with your colleagues, team, friends, and family.  We are all part of a team, and every member of our team– whether it’s our work team, family team, or school team– can benefit from positive energy.  After all, positive people and positive teams produce positive results!

So, how do we do this?  Stay tuned as I continue my posts on positive energy tomorrow.  Thank you for reading!

 

excerpts taken from The Energy Bus by John Gordon.