Positive living for one and all

Good and bad days

There are days in every human life when one fails to assess rightly who they truly are, why they actually exist and what indeed is the purpose of life. Self-esteem today has been added to the gamut of basic human needs. According to Maslow’s hierarchy, one cannot soar to the heights of actualization without fulfillment of the need for self-worth. People’s jobs are one of the key contributors to that self esteem and contentment. Respect from the working environment as well as from within oneself seem imperative for serenity; however greater the focus on the self; higher are the chances of peace. Each one is offered equal opportunities; they simply choose to use them differently. That is what makes each one different. Nonetheless each has a right to bask in the sun and see the bright side of life.

Humanism at work

Every human being, with no exception, is worthy of unconditional respect; he deserves to esteem himself and to be esteemed by those around him. Humanism entails more idealism than reality; nonetheless it is a desirable goal for the world. One can start with loving oneself and reduce self-beating, thereby decreasing the self-inflicted helplessness. Organizations with humanistic culture have respect for their employees and their efforts.

Adding meaning

There are no fixed guidelines that one can follow as a standard to assess the value of ones’ subsistence. It’s all about assessment of personal characters and professional roles played by each, and the level of fulfillment of the same. One can work for several years and still not find purpose in the job. Self-assessment allows self-growth and betterment. Employees need to know themselves to raise themselves higher. There is no comparative without the positive (they cannot get better if they’re not good to start with!)

The transfusion B+ve movement

The ability to see the glass as half full and work towards filling it to the brim takes willful determination. When full it will in fact run over and people will spread a share of their happiness and positivism to those around them too. It’s easy to say that the world did not treat them right. Or that they were not appreciated ‘enough’. Or no one ‘helped’ them. Reality check: there is no absolute right, nothing is ever enough and each one has to build that superlative himself or herself. This is the path to inculcating positivism for a better tomorrow. People need to step away from being obstacles in their own path of advancement.

MINDFRAMES: Reframing life

One cannot think, feel or act without the perception of a positive outcome; that is what faith truly is. Adding meaning to life is as significant as breathing. There is no purpose to life other than making it purposeful. It ought to become every organization’s goal as well as ethical responsibility to make employees aware of the brighter side of existence in order to facilitate their personal growth and esteem. After all, every human being really deserves that.

Why B+ve?

B+ve is more than a blood group these days! Being positive is not just about unrealistic optimism. It is a new way of looking at things. The benefits of optimism are countless.

  • Optimistic people build success
  • Positivity attracts good luck
  • Positive people fall ill lesser
  • They have longer life spans
  • They produce more endorphins
  • They live better quality lives
  • Optimism enhances immunity
  • Positivity is highly contagious
  • Upbeat people get promoted often
  • They build better friendships
  • These people make good leaders
  • Optimism combats stressors
  • They are successful in life

Inculcating positivity

The benefits of optimism and a positive attitude towards life and work, are endless. Being positive instills power and offers energy to act with conviction. It assists in:

  • Independent decision making
  • Respecting/ accepting diversity
  • Maintaining work-life balance
  • Handling arguments better
  • Choosing action over inertia
  • Taking greater accountability
  • Maintaining optimism always
  • Embracing challenge confidently
  • Selecting alternate perspectives
  • Being compassionate at work
  • Being client or task centered
  • Having power to negotiate
  • Being honest at the workplace
  • Using listening skills well
  • Empowering oneself and others