Knowledge Bank Article
JUST FOR TODAY
In 1990 The Wall Street Journal published a list of work-related affirmations which were condensed from the writings of Benjamin J. Stein.
They are just as good this year as they were then, so please consider these thoughts, Just for Today . . .
I will be friendly to people I work with and be grateful they are there. I will treat them as if they were responsible for keeping me in my job.
I won't assume my job is to be the chief critic and will look for something to praise in others. I will try to see the good in every situation.
If I correct someone, I will do it with humor and self-restraint.
I will see that everything I do is done correctly, but I will not try to break any speed records.
I will work with confidence and not question my own abilities.
I will be grateful I live in a time when I don't have to do backbreaking work in horrible circumstances.
I will feel happy I am at work, alive, and well.
I will not have any expectation about how I should be treated or compare my status with anyone else.
I will not wonder "what's in it for me," but only what I can do to help in every situation.
When I leave work today, I will not dwell on what could have or should have been done. I will look forward to the evening and be thankful for what I accomplished today.