We like the negative. Some of us even embrace it. Many of us can remember the story of Chicken Little. For those not familiar, Chicken Little had something fall from the sky, hitting him in the head. He immediately concluded “The Sky Is Falling” and proceeded to warn everyone with a great deal of enthusiasm that this was happening.
In business, we tend to do this too. A bad sales month means the business is failing, error and waste occurring as we provide product or service means we are so bad at what we do that the business will fail. Negativity begets more negativity until we find ourselves afraid to make any decision or do much of anything else at work except clock in and clock out. (Careful, the clock might be poorly wired and you could get electrocuted)