MANA Group Fundraising On How To Deal With Negative People
NEW YORK, NY, March 2014 – We all have to deal with negative people at some point in lives, we just do. Sometimes we can avoid them, other times we can’t. Sometimes these negative people stay for a little while, other times they outstay their welcome in our lives.
But since we know it’s a fact of life that negative people exist, what can we do deal with these people?
Understand They Have Different Values
There are times when the negative people we have to deal with aren’t always negative, they just happen to be really negative in certain situations.
When you are passionate about something (a partner/ a job/ a big move) but your friends and family do not think it is a good idea it makes things hard on you. Your family may voice a lot of concerns and bring a pretty negative attitude to the situation. It can be tough to hear, and it can even make you second-guess your decisions. You just have to go back and remind yourself of what your values are. What is important to you? Perhaps you value significance and adventure but you family value security, there is a chance that you couldn’t be further apart from each other.
Once you realize that people have such big differences in values on certain topics, it makes it a lot easier to tune out the negative comments and energy that people send your way.
Take Responsibility for Your Own Happiness
Negativity is contagious. It’s easy for someone else’s negative thoughts to slowly creep over and start affecting you in a negative way.
But positivity is also contagious, so when someone is giving you a lot of negative energy, you have to fight back with positive energy. You can’t allow someone else’s negativity to become yours. Just because they don’t think it’s a good idea for you to go after your dreams, that doesn’t mean you have to think it’s a bad idea too.
You have to be responsible for you own happiness and positivity.
You don’t have the power to choose what life throws at you, or what these negative people do and say to you, but, you do have the ability to choose how you respond and that’s what’s most important.
You can choose to respond in way that lets the negativity drains your positivity and makes you feel hopeless and frustrated, or you can choose to respond in way that makes you work even harder and focus even more on the positive aspects of the situation.
The dictionary defines responsibility as “the opportunity or ability to act independently and make decisions without authorization”
Your happiness depends more on your own attitude than any external factors. So don’t let the negative people of the world get you down.
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