Accentuate the positive

Accentuate the positive

I've written before about the importance of database public relationsand celebrating success. I'll add a third piece of wisdom to this collection: focus on your triumphs rather than your failures. Or as the old song goes, accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative.

In our jobs as data managers, much of our day is spent trying to improve things, woking to put out fires, cleaning up technology messes, and so on. It's very easy to get caught in the trap of believing everything is wrong and nothing is working.

My suggestion is to take just five minutes each day to contemplate what has gone well. Even if it is as simple as "We got that broadcast email out to promote the annual meeting."

Take a moment every day to accentuate the positive.

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