Is the glass half full or half empty? Does every cloud truly have a silver lining? These are a few quotes that are as old as the ages. I have always found myself to look at the brighter and lighter side of every situation. I find that not dwelling on the negative or pondering on the downside keeps me in a better place and state of mind.
I recently took an optimism test administered, this test can be taken by anyone and found at www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu. Authentic Happiness is the homepage of Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of positive psychology, a branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical …show more content…
Dealing in the retail business there are so many factors that play into how business is going to be on any particular day. When I first started, business was overwhelming, people in all the time, the shelves where always stocked, new customers opening up an account every single day. After the newness wears off, you really have to depend on word of mouth and people choosing to shop with you over the competition. Business will be slow for two or three days at a time and I need to keep my optimism very high to get me through these days.