Remaining positive is a choice. It is not easy; especially when circumstances that are happening are not positive and when others are responding to the circumstances with more negativity.
Attitudes can be contagious, so it is important to counteract the negativity we experience by exhibiting and displaying a positive outlook and attitude which will essentially keep the negativity from spreading. Being a good example to others is also important because it develops leadership qualities in the person with the positive attitude.
Having and keeping a positive outlook and attitude is not only healthy but affects all areas of our lives in a good manner, and promotes all of the characteristics that we should consistently exhibit in the workplace such as teamwork, productivity, commitment, and perseverance.