That’s right, negative people suck… the energy right out of you. Constantly being around negative people is one of the worse things you can do to your potential. Life is already tough enough as it is and when you add in the negative energy that oozes out of them, your life can seem way worse than it actually is.
If there’s one important thing that I learned from reading all of those self improvement books, it’s this:
Surround yourself with kind, positive people who are actively pursuing their dreams.
I’m sure you’ve been around negative people so you know what they can do to your mentality. You could be having a good day, walking around with a smile on your face, and then run into one of these people, spend 10 minutes with them, and all of the sudden feel like life is pointless. Whatever grey cloud was hanging over their head is now over your head as well.
Life is too short to spend your time with people who bring you down.
Keep in mind that there’s a difference between someone who’s negative and someone who’s giving you helpful criticism. If a friend of yours called you lazy and deep down you know it’s true, then they’re just being honest. Take that as a wake up call and make a change. Negative people are those who just complain about everything or have a habit of crapping all over your goals and dreams.
Now I’m not saying to cut negative people out of your life completely but I am saying to minimize the time you spend with them, that way, you’ll make more room and time for positive people to enter into your life. By the way, negative people can be anyone. Even successful people can be negative jerks. I know people who wouldn’t be considered successful by society’s standards but they’re always positive and lift those around them up.
Surround yourself with people who make you feel like life is an enjoyable experience; people who challenge you to grow, to become more, to give more, and encourage you when you’re down but who are also honest and care about you enough to let you know when you’re not living up to your potential.
So how do you find these positive people? The best way is to start being one yourself. By doing this, you’ll start attracting them into your life.