If you have never before stepped out and expressed appreciation for your work, perhaps today is a good day to step out and be grateful for your work. This gratitude does not have to be accompanied by declarations of love or wonderful words to your boss or supervisor at work. The gratitude can simply be you acknowledging that your work is something you appreciate and are glad to have. The attitude of gratitude is important because of the side effects of a grateful attitude. When a person is grateful for something, they treat it with respect. When a person is grateful for something, a person does her best to make sure that thing survives and thrives. When a person is grateful for something, she gives it her best efforts.
In the workplace, what this translates to is that a person who is grateful for work shows up like a grown up each workday prepared to do her best and expecting the best from others. When a person is grateful for work, she does her part to make sure the business is successful so that she will continue to have a job to go to each work day. When a person is grateful for work, she will do her best at work, period.
When you are grateful for work and show up each day prepared to do your best and expecting the best from others, you will develop a good reputation with your co-workers, supervisors, and others at work. When you are grateful for work and you do your part to make the business successful, you are working toward job security. After all, if an employer must decide who to layoff or fire, the person who works to help the business succeed is more desirable.
To sum it all up, if you are starting the year with a new attitude, let that attitude be one of gratitude and appreciation for the work. So, the question for you this wonderful day is, do you have gratitude for your work?