After my rant on Periscope last week, I really wanted to do a post on
negativity positivity. But I had to get my mood right and let my thoughts marinate a little while. I also really needed to talk to Mr. Positivity aka my business partner. Whenever I am down or need a boost of encouragement he always has something great to share with me. He actually shared a great piece with me that I will be sharing with you next week, so be on the lookout for it next week.
If you follow me on Snapchat (follow me on Snapchat: YoSoyYayaR), you’ve heard me rant about someone I call a Bitter Betty or an Old Bitty. She’s almost 50, single, no children and clearly unhappy with her life. We’ll be having a simple conversation about real estate or furniture and somehow she turns that into something negative. Last week, after exchanging a few emails with a Bitter Betty, I realized that her speech was starting to affect my mood. I know having a discussion with her about her negative attitude won’t help the situation; she would just be angry and upset. So I decided to lessen my communication with her. Sometimes it’s necessary to limit your interaction with someone to avoid being poisoned by the negativity. Misery loves company, so don’t give it pleasure of having you as an audience.
People seem so eager to share negative thoughts, fears and drama. It’s almost as if they are looking for validation of their fears or someone to share in their negative thinking. I’m sure we all know that one person who is never happy and is always complaining about something. The truth is, negativity kills dreams, aspirations and positive energy.
Your thoughts and how you feel about yourself and life in general is portrayed in your attitude, speech and demeanor. If you are a negative thinker, people will be able to feel that negative energy from you and slowly start limiting their contact with you.
You heard that saying, “You become like the 5 People You Spend The Most Time With. Choose Carefully”. Who you choose to spend your time with will affect everything you do. I personally, want to associate with positive thinkers. People who have a great energy and are creative. That’s what motivates me. I like talking to people who have similar goals as me, who are about uplifting and encouraging one another. It takes a village, not only to raise a child, but to survive in this world. Choose your village carefully.
I have goals and dreams that I am working on daily. I’ve had businesses (yes, more than one) not reach the success I was hoping for. But I have realized that just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you will fail at everything. Just because one idea or plan doesn’t work, that doesn’t mean you should stop. Keep going. One monkey doesn’t stop the show.
Remember this when you’re having a bad day.
Stay positive and avoid negative thinkers.