Now, we don't know what this guy's intention was when he went into work, but would you guess that he was thinking something like, "I've got to get my work done, I hate my job, etc."or "I wonder how I could be a contribution and have a great day today?"
I'd bet on the latter. Research in quantum physics is proving that what you think about affects what happens. Dr. Bruce Lipton, the Institute of HeartMath, and other experts are publishing studies on this.
What would happen if you walked into the office thinking, "What would it take for me to be a contribution and have a great day today?"
Pay attention and see what happens. It may look different than you think, but I'll bet interesting possibilities will show up.