Negativity multiplies when focused upon. The choice is ours: Which do we want more of?
— Julia Cameron
How many times have you found yourself dwelling on negative thoughts!?
We all have and we all do unfortunately. Even the most positive person living will feel negative once in a while, therefore it is extremely important that we train our minds to find the positivity that stems from negativity – and yes that can happen! You just need to train yourself!
It is a mindset thing so it is something you need to teach yourself- something we will cover in another blog! 🙂
For the scope of this blog, we shall speak of the trap of a negative mind.
You’d be amazed at the power negativity has. Once it takes hold, it’s easy to spiral into a cycle of negativity.
There’s power behind negativity. It’s able to quickly multiple when someone starts the ball rolling, similar to a snow ball effect.
Just think of a time when you entered a room happy only to have someone state a complaint. It was easy to join in and find something to complain about, wasn’t it?
Have you also noticed how people come online to complain about something over praising something? It is far too easy to do! I am guilty of it myself!
- No one enjoys being around a negative person: Do you know any negative people? Take a look at their life. Do they have a lot of friends? Are they experiencing much success? Probably not. It’s hard to be around a negative person. They sap the energy from the room and replace it with a despair. Eventually killing any joy. Negativity repels people and reduces the amount of influence you have.
- People become afraid of you: If you’re always negative and shooting down ideas, people are going to become afraid of you. People will just avoid you, like I said above, no one enjoys being around a negative person.
- You’ll get tuned out: As you pile on the negativity, people begin to tune out. The constant barrage of negativity creates a wall. And you’re on the silenced side.
Negativity is a state of mind you need to cut, especially if you are looking to be a successful leader!
Don’t be negative!
Learn to speak, think, surround and hear of positive only, it will be a challenge but it really will change your life and your business!
Do you suffer from negativity? What do you do in order to combat negativity? leave a comment below!