Negativity and Life

No negativity

I’m going off the beaten path a bit here today, but I think you’ll be able to relate.

Fear, negativity and/or a “scarcity” mindset are things we must address on a daily basis. Here are two of my favorite quotes about negativity:

~ From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life, or you can choose happiness instead.

Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life. ~
– Anais Nin
~ Negativity sucks away energy. If part of the negativity stems from your attitude or perspective, commit yourself at the beginning of each day and each activity to find something positive in yourself and in others around you.
If the people around you are negative and you can’t change that, either remove yourself from the situation or view it simply as one obstacle you face in pursuing your own potential.
Stay focused on your own goals and make the best of the situation. ~
– Terry Orlick
Unfortunately, not everyone wants you to achieve your goals in life.  They don’t want you to be strong, lean or fit.
They don’t want you to make more money, get that promotion, or feel great about the work you do.
It’s sad, but true.
Take a few moments every day to reflect on not only your energy, but the energy of those around you.  The saying goes that you are the composite of the five people closest to you.  Take inventory! Are the people around you empowering you to grow and become the best YOU that you can?
Whenever I’m feeling negative, I take a step back to reflect on my goals, and why what I’m doing is important. I’m far from perfect, but I’m always trying to improve myself and take what I do to the next level.
What about you? If you’re feeling negative or crappy, how do you recalibrate and get back on track?
I’ll be looking forward to your feedback below!
All the best
Mike

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  1. Great post, Mike. I think negativity plagues way too many of us nowadays. You raise an interesting and saddening point about how most others DON’T want you to succeed. That can be used as motivation to do just that, though!
    When I’m feeling negative I often try to be alone and start to work on squaring things away, mentally speaking. I try to think about the origin of the negativity and what I can do to combat it. One of the most helpful thought patterns for me when dealing with negativity is to think about how good I’ll feel when I’m back on track – this helps kick me back into gear sometimes.

  2. I think most people have negative moments…when I hit a down day I try to get to the root of the negativity first and then look at what I have the power to change about the situation…somethings are out of our control but how respond is up to us.

  3. Very true. Growing up I had an extremely negative attitude and view on life which has negatively effected every aspect of my experience. However, through reading and continued thinking, growth and evolution I have become a more positive person and am working to stay positive and achieve my goals.
    I have pretty much overcome the negativity, but I still have to work to keep a positive attitude and focus on what I want in life… instead focusing on the things that I don’t like or want.
    In this day and age it is easy to look around and take note of all of the things that are wrong with our world and society, especially with the news and media focusing on these things constantly.
    Yet one must realize that negativity is only one end of the spectrum. On the other end of the polarity is positivity. There is just as much positive things going on as there are negative, but the negative gets more attention unfortunately.
    It takes deep insight to realize that both the positive and the negative are necessary in this world of duality and free will. One can choose which end of the spectrum they want to experience. This is true in all areas of life: abundance/scarcity, health/illness, love/fear, etc.
    It all starts with how we think and the choices we make and as you said… who you surround yourself with.

  4. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford

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