40 Things To Say Before You Die

If you missed Forbes’ “40 Things To Say Before You Die” last week, you should go check that out as soon as you’re done reading this. Workplace wellness encompasses many things. While our wellness centers can perform your lab work to see if you’re physically healthy – mental health (especially among employees) is just as critical, too. Stress, depression and anxiety can all impact job performance. That’s why it’s important to do everything you can to have a positive mental state.

Life reminders for the workplace

Sometimes in life, the pressures and stresses mount up and we all need to remember what’s really important. While it might sound morbid, it can actually be very healthy and get you on the right track. We got a kick out of a Forbes article talking about how to essentially, make the most of your life.

40-things-to-do-before-you-dieThese short sayings aren’t poetry or complicated sentences.  They’re short statements that when said genuinely can go a long way.  There are some great visuals over on Forbes to go along with these, but here are some of our favorites:

34.  “I can do better.” – This is simply the realization that you’ve got better work in you.  You’re closer to your goals when you realize you’re not where you want to be.

29.  “I did my best.” – It’s a wonderful feeling knowing you did your best.  Even if the outcome is failure, you know you couldn’t have done any better.  You’ve got nothing left.  You gave it your all.

25.  “This is wrong.” – If you can’t realize something is wrong, you become part of the problem.

22.  “Congratulations.” – We’re prideful folks nowadays.  It’s hard to put the success of others in front of our own feelings, but if we tell someone this and mean it, we’re better for it and so is the person we congratulate.

15.  “I’ll try it.” – You can’t know unless you try.  There is something special about trying new things.  It makes you a more well-rounded person, and your experiences and openness will rub off on others.

11.  “I don’t care.” – Sometimes you have to stop worrying, stop thinking, or throw caution to the wind.  Maybe if you say that you don’t care, you can more easily say “I’ll try it”.

4.  “This is going to work.” – Reach a decision and be confident in it.  Don’t look back.

Make sure to read the full Forbes post here and check out the graphics that accompany each one!

Think positive as an employee

You’re probably wondering how this helps you at work.  It really boils down to your humility, your confidence and your integrity.  If things get tough, put yourself in an optimistic, yet determined, mind state.  Not only will this help your mental health – but it can also improve your physical health. When you’re put in a situation and you fail, know you tried your best and can move forward.  When you’re in a situation that challenges your beliefs and ethics, stand firm and take yourself out of the equation.

Now you have my permission check out the rest at Forbes.  Have a great day at work!



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  1. Interesting blog. i really enjoyed reading this. It is sort of like a bucket list of things to say before you die.

  2. Ah, the power of positive thinking! Not helpful just in the workplace, but all aspects of your life. Many of us were raised to think negatively, or just weren’t taught to think positively, so it can be hard to change your way of thinking, but know its entirely possible!

  3. These are small statements, but can be the catalyst of something much bigger.

  4. These are some great tips and things that I routinely incorporate into my days. Since I have started that process, I find that I’m a lot happier and have realized that I’m doing the best I can – so I lose that automatic desire to over-do something.

  5. Positive thinking is extremely important for maintaining a healthy mental and physical state. Great post!

  6. These seem to be pretty simple yet inspiring quotes, I will have to find that article. Little lessons like those can help make a big change.

  7. The power of positive thinking is a real thing. It can turn a bad day into a good day, with the only thing changing being thought process. Great post!

  8. I strongly believe that a positive mindset is half the battle to having a happy and healthy life. I couldn’t agree more with this article and the tips that it gives. Get out there and be great!

  9. I think this would be a great thing for managers to share with their employees. Positive thinking will have great effects on a company both from a morale perspective as well as a productivity perspective.

  10. I really like this post, thanks for sharing! I especially agree with “Congratulations” and “I can do better”.

  11. I think the most important one you mentioned is “I’ll try it.” You never know what you are capable of until you try, and if you don’t succeed at first, try again!

  12. Being positive and confident will really improve your success in life, especially when it comes to decision-making.

  13. It’s amazing much difference a few simple phrases can make in your. Thinking positively can really help your own attitude and help those around you.

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