The Happy Employee
I usually see myself as a "the glass is half full" type of person or at least I try to be. I think that optimism and enthusiasm go a long way toward creating quality performances – especially at work. I like this quote my Norman Vincent Peale:
Think enthusiastically about everything; but especially about your job. If you do, you’ll put a touch of glory in your life. If you love your job with enthusiasm, you'll shake it to pieces. You'll love it into greatness.
Imagine if a ringmaster half-heartedly introduced an act. It would affect not only the audience's expectations, but also the performer's willingness to give their best to the performance. We spend a lot of time and a good deal of our lives working. We might as well spend the time chasing greatness, being passionate and creating a love for the work that we do.