Do you hang out with ‘can’t do’, ‘no way’ and ‘I’ll never be good at anything’ sort of people? BEWARE, because we become like the people we associate with! Then you’ll constantly be discouraged, on a downer and depressed. Instead, surround yourself with positive people those who can inspire and motivate you so you can, should, and do take action.
Avoid negative people and don’t feel guilty about it – period!
Maybe you have a friend who needs to challenge everything you say – avoid them!
Avoid negative people at work.Don’t pick up the phone or answer the door if a certain negative individual is calling or coming by.(See above cartoon!)
Turn the television off during news briefs that focus on what’s wrong in your community or even the world. Negative news travels fast – very fast!(Do you think all this recession would be as bad if it wasn’t for the press/media going on about it all the time?)
Avoid reading newspapers, books or magazines that may portray or write a story on negative people.
Don’t get sucked into negative conversations.
Here’s some proactive steps you can take to align ourselves with positive people: You could also visit this blog everyday!
Visit other online forums and get involved with positive discussions.
Go to local community events, clubs or groups.
Organize a positive mentoring group.
Listen to upbeat music, instead of talk show radio programs.
In negative conversations change the subject to something positive so that you don’t get sucked in.
Find other avenues of socializing as opposed to drinking in bars, such as joining clubs, going for walks in the park or opting for a nice dinner out on the town instead. (With exception to bars like this…)