You can't let negativity tear you down

You can't let negativity tear you downNegativity isn’t fun! No matter how many success stories a person has, there will be a “no” sometime in your life. Someone, perhaps because of their own life experiences, will not click with your hard work. Perhaps it will be a manager, a customer, a neighbor, or even a spouse. You have two choices at that point.

You can focus on the negativity and only see yourself from that person’s perspective or you can rise above it and press on. The person who lets negativity take charge of their life, loses. But the person who can rise above it, wins.

The Negative Force

You can have a streak of wonderful days, weeks, months, or even years and then it happens. Someone strikes back at you and you don’t even know why. You know you have hit a brick wall and there will be no way you can make that person happy.

How to be a Champion despite Negativity

From this point on, move forward. Don’t let that one voice fill your head. Fill yourself up with good things, inspirational videos, music, and books. Look for the beauty in every season. Tell yourself, “this too shall pass.”

Explore the truth in the Negativity

Negativity may hurt you but it is also a teaching moment. You can explore if there are ways to do things better. Don’t dwell in the negativity but use it to better your skills and move on to people who do appreciate you.

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  1. careertrend on November 17, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Good Sunday Morning, Julie,
    What a relevant message, especially in today’s distressed economic and political environment.

    I particularly liked this: “Don’t let that one voice fill your head. Fill yourself up with good things, inspirational videos, music, and books.”

    I also like the ‘brick wall’ reference and how sometimes you have to realize that person with whom you have had conflict doesn’t define you.

    It’s too easy to let the negativity ‘fill us up,’ so your suggestions are critical. And they work! It may feel counterintuitive, but, by taking proactive steps to imbue our minds with inspiration, while also taking action to resolve our struggles, we can slowly turn our ship around and get our lives (including our work situations) back on course.

    Thanks Julie!

    • Julie Walraven on November 17, 2013 at 8:55 am

      Thank you for stopping by, Jacqui! We all hit the brick walls, myself included, so writing this kind of post is a reminder for me as well. Love your ship references… keep sailing on, my friend!

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