Eliminate the Negatives
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Stop reading the newspaper! Everyone acknowledges that the newspaper is
mostly filled with negativity – murder, fire, war, disasters, etc. Stop feeding
yourself with it! Believe me, you can’t help but be informed about major stories
one way or another. We are bombarded. There is no need to go looking for it.
Stop watching TV news! The same issues that apply to newspapers apply to TV
news. And there is one more caution in addition… When you go to sleep at night,
the mind starts processing the last things it was exposed to. So, what’s the
dumbest thing a person can do just before they go to sleep? WATCH THE TV NEWS!!!
Stop watching it.
Stop seeking the negative on the internet! Ever hear the expression, "You get
what you focus on"? If you seek out negativity, you find it and it becomes your
reality. I had a friend who, as Y2K approached, was absolutely convinced that
the world would come to an end (almost literally). Every night, he would spend
hours on the internet reading about all the terrible things that were sure to
happen at the stroke of midnight. He pleaded with me to stockpile food and
water. He never spoke to me again after January 1, 2000. He really believed all
his fears would come to fruition. He had sought out and focused on the negatives
and came to believe them. Don’t dwell on seeking out and reading about
Stop hanging around negative people! Ever notice that all the folks with
negative, small-minded attitudes always hang out together and all the
successful, big-minded people hang out together as well? Coincidence? NO! Remove
yourself from the negative crowd. Avoid negative people as much as possible.
Start hanging around positive people! Positive association is one of the keys
to success. Positive association leads to creativity, partnerships, solutions,
and bigger dreams. Mark Twain once said, "Keep away from people who belittle
your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel
that you, too, can become great."
Start reading! It’s often said that the books you read and the people you
associate with determine where you will be in five years. Where do you want to
be? Start reading books about people you admire. Read personal growth books,
books on success principles, books about others who overcame challenges, and
Start listening! Start using your windshield time as a time to learn and
grow. Instead of mindlessly listening to music or talk on the radio, pop in a
tape or CD. Listen to audio books, motivational CD’s, or even music that lifts
and energizes you. Create a mix of music on tape or CD that gets you and your
attitude fired up for that next meeting, presentation, or prospect.
By acquiring, maintaining, and protecting a positive attitude, you will see
your success grow and your enjoyment of life improve. You’ll become more
attractive (in every way) and will increasingly find other like-minded people to
About the Author
by Michael Beck, an Executive Coach and Strategist specializing in
employee engagement, executive development, and leadership
effectiveness. Connect on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mjbeck
and visit www.michaeljbeck.com
to learn more.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2008-11-30 16:10:29 in Personal Articles