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Humbug Day - A Positive Attitude and Safety

Posted by Doug Kotecki on

Today is Humbug Day. Based strongly on the Charles Dickens classic, a Christmas Carol, the "Humbug" attitude rears its ugly head around this time of year. It got me thinking. Can the humbug attitude kill people?

Everyone knows that general crankiness, stress, and being a jerk can kill you. Don't believe me? Get some help now. If you're a grumpy Gus, you may have Adultitis.

I couldn't locate any super solid proof, but I'm willing to wager that a crappy attitude can make you more prone to workplace accidents. Being stressed out can cause you to lose focus, and send your mind in other directions.

Isn't that when accidents occur?   You're too busy thinking about how big of a jerk your boss is and blam-o you're crashing through a skylight 30 ft. off ground level.

Now, I'm not here to argue that your boss isn't a jerk. He could be the biggest tool on the planet. But YOU control your thoughts and attitudes. The "Humbug" attitude is a choice. And I believe it is a choice that can kill you.

Free you're mind, relax, maintain a positive attitude. If you do, I'm positive your risk of an accident will plummet. The power of positive thinking is amazing.

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