They say you should think positive, and they are probably right, but sometimes people are wildly successful while maintaining a bad attitude. Here are various top achievers and their negative attitudes.
Sid, Fortune 500 CEO/ Sullen
Sid is a CEO who led his company to $100 billion in sales while remaining sullen the whole time. He opens stock report updates by sighing loudly and talking under his breath.
Jane, Brain Surgeon/ Pessimism
Jane never thinks she is going to have a successful surgery. Despite her stellar record of success, she regularly tells the other doctors, “this is the day my streak ends.”
Ted, Major League Pitcher/ Suspicious
Ted has won two World Series and earns millions of dollars. So why does he believe everyone in the locker room is ripping off his stuff?
Betty, Hedge Fund Manager/ Negative Thoughts About Past
Betty was responsible for creating a new class of tech hedge funds that have created billions in new revenue for her firm. Yet she spends the ride home mumbling to her driver that she hates her father.
Bad attitudes won’t keep you from getting to the top. You just may not enjoy the rewards as much.