If you want to grow personally and professionally, you will need to surround yourself with positive people. Active people will keep you motivated when you are feeling down and give you that extra push and support when you need it. Positive people help your self-confidence because they tend to see the potential in you (even when you might not see it in yourself). Active people have a mental attitude that admits into their minds thoughts, words, and images that attract and draw to them growth, expansion, and success. It is a mental attitude that expects good and favorable results. Active people anticipate happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome of every situation and action.
Candid, Constructive Criticism
You also need active people who will be candid with you about what you are doing and provide you with constructive criticism that will help you keep going forward. When you are around people who are positive, enthusiastic and supportive, you will feel encouraged and inspired. You will pick up their attitude; you will feel as if you have added strength to pursue your goals vigorously. If you had a choice, wouldn't you rather surround yourself with such mentally and psychologically nourishing people? Well, in fact, you do have a choice. It's up to you to determine who you spend your time with. To begin with, develop friendships and associations with people who are positive and supportive. Also, seek out individuals who are action-oriented and service-oriented. As you spend more and more time in the company of individuals who have these traits, you, too, will develop the same advantageous characteristics and put them to use in your life. Consider who you have been spending your time with. Examine your friendships and relationships at work and during your leisure hours. Those who occupy your time have a significant impact on your most priceless possession: YOUR MIND!
Negative People And How They'll Drain You
Negative people or those who are not well meaning, on the other hand, will hinder your self-confidence because they tend to reinforce your self-doubt and negative beliefs about yourself. These people will drag you down to their level. They hammer away at you with all of the things you can't do and all of the things that are impossible. They barrage you with gloomy statements about the problems in their lives. The lousy economy, the problems soon to be in your life, and the terrible prospects for the future - they might even throw in a few words about their aches and pains, recent illnesses, blah blah blah After listening to such toxic people, you will find yourself feeling listless, depressed and drained. These people are "energy vampires," they suck all the positive energy out of you. These "vampires" have the capacity to wear you down and kill your dreams. Negative people are draining. Try to stay away from them as much as possible.
Bottom Line: Never underestimate the power of both negative and positive people. Negative people will bring you down whereas active people will build you up. As Mark Twain once said "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that. The great make you feel that you too can become great."
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