Happiness Is An Attitude

“Happiness is an attitude.  We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.  The amount of work is the same.” ~ Francesca Reigler

Sherk & office pics 009 Do you think it is the business owners responsibility to make their employees happy at work?  This can be a tricky question because it is the owner or bosses responsibility to provide a good work environment for their employees and proper training so they can do their jobs tasks according to the standard of they want upheld.

But do they have to make their employees happy?   Where do you draw the line when it comes to workplace happiness?  While there is much proof that productivity is higher in a workplace where everyone is happy, who is responsible for making it happen?

If the business owner is doing their part by providing a healthy, ethical and safe environment, isn’t it then up the employee whether or not they choose to be happy while they are there?  They have the choice.

At times it is hard to figure out what we love about our job, but we should be able to find something that we do that we like and focus on that.  If you work with patients you must enjoy people, then focus on making your encounters good ones with those you meet.  Not only will you be making your patients or customers feel good, but by putting in the effort to making them have a good experience you will feel good too.

Try to avoid negativity, choose to be positive, don’t let negative people bring you down.  Remember each person is only responsible and in charge of themselves, you do get to choose what attitude you want to have.

Take a step back and take a good look at what you do each day at work and how you could not only make it a happier place for you, but for those around you.  Your employer can only be responsible for providing the right environment, you have to do the rest.



6 thoughts on “Happiness Is An Attitude

  1. Happiness, like motivation, comes from within and is a personal decision. As you said, employers can create the environment but they can’t make a person happy, they can’t make a person want to be more or do more. Happiness is absolutely an attitude and a choice that must be made every single day. And on some days, a choice that must be made every few hours!

    • Hi Laura, thank you for the comment and as you said we have to choose every moment of the day what our attitude will be. Sorry I am late in answering this I have been out of the country and just returned. Have a great day 🙂

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