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Stop Commiserating With Negative People

Stop Commiserating with Negative People

Misery may love company, but that kind of company just makes you more miserable. So, stop commiserating with negative people! If you are feeling yourself being sucked under, one of the worst things you can do is start commiserating with someone else who is feeling the same despair. Unless the two of you are committed to being positive 99 percent of the time, you will feed on each other’s negativity and your morale will collapse entirely.

When you are facing difficulties, surround yourself with people who have the energy and perspective that will lift you out of the mire. You know who they are. They are the glass-full people who don’t focus on what’s wrong, but rather, what is right. They are the hopelessly positive people who see obstacles and know they will find a way.

If you are so negative that you can’t appreciate their positivity, ask yourself why. Are you too cynical to embrace that perspective? You can choose that energy, but why would you? Positive people generate positive results. They are more successful. They are happier. Negative people get negative results. They battle everything and must carry the heavy weight of all that is wrong with the world. Why would you choose that?

Stop commiserating with negative people! Suspend the negativity and really think about what you want to attract into your life. If it is happiness and success, then what kind of friends are going to help you create that for yourself? Dark and negative people who fixate on their obstacles and can’t stop talking about what they are afraid of or what’s wrong? Or happy and successful people who know they are facing obstacles but have confidence that they will find a way around them?

Bestselling Oprah author Fawn Germer has personally interviewed more famous leaders than any other leadership speaker. To check availability for motivational speaking keynotes or workshops, or for information on life and executive coaching sessions, call (727) 467-0202 or write
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