Negativity in Small Doses

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Lucretius said, "Constant dripping hollows out a stone."

If you're the type of person who thinks you don't complain much, think again. Every little bit counts and when it comes to your motivation and mindset in this industry, you could cave your whole business in with negative thoughts and self doubt.

I know someone who is the most negative person I've ever personally met. He doesn't see himself that way at all, yet everything he discusses has some sort of silver lining stripped out of it.

It's hard to see yourself as someone who is negative. I get on that track sometimes but I have to stop and shine a light on myself and see what the purpose of it is.
Tiff
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  • Profile picture of the author Bayo
    Originally Posted by TiffanyDow View Post

    It's hard to see yourself as someone who is negative
    Good point Tiffany.

    It's hard to spot for the simple reason that negative has been the default mode for a long, long time that it oddly 'feels' right!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Muir
    Yeah dont you love how it is almost encouraged to have the glass half empty rather then half full.

    It is such a dangerous cancer that eats away at the core of happiness.

    Cool post love it!~
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  • Profile picture of the author bmitch213
    I do agree with you. I am in the middle of writing a book called
    "Negative People Make Me Sick".
    I have been working on for over 6 months now. So I had to comment on this post. Not only is negativity a cancer, it kills everything that it comes into contact with long enough, ecspecially your dreams and goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
    Originally Posted by TiffanyDow View Post

    ...yet everything he discusses has some sort of silver lining stripped out of it.
    Wow, what a PERFECT choice of words.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Watson
    You are so right Tiffany.

    I work in the Emergency Room
    and I was shocked at how the same
    people come there on a regular basis,
    breathing absolute negativity.

    They EXPECT illness. They EXPECT
    no solution to their problems.

    There are some who come 2-3
    times a day-for the same problem.
    I'm not kidding.

    It's so sad.

    They complain endlessly
    and find themselves coming
    to the ER for everything.

    Nothing is right in their lives.

    Anytime I find myself complaining
    about anything, I remind myself
    of where I could be and quickly
    change my train of thought!
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    • Profile picture of the author PrestonSr
      Originally Posted by Jacqueline Watson View Post

      You are so right Tiffany.

      I work in the Emergency Room
      and I was shocked at how the same
      people come there on a regular basis,
      breathing absolute negativity.

      They EXPECT illness. They EXPECT
      no solution to their problems.

      There are some who come 2-3
      times a day-for the same problem.
      I'm not kidding.

      It's so sad.

      They complain endlessly
      and find themselves coming
      to the ER for everything.

      Nothing is right in their lives.

      Anytime I find myself complaining
      about anything, I remind myself
      of where I could be and quickly
      change my train of thought!
      They have the wrong mindset but I think they dont realise it
      they have to be guided on how to develope the right mindset

      I doubt complaining will solve their problems
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  • Profile picture of the author markmatthews
    Negativity is like a snow ball rolling it keeps on getting bigger everytime you keep it rolling...
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  • Profile picture of the author DougRyan25
    In a similar light, this is why positive thinking is posed to have such a very strong power. I really enjoyed this video from TED that talks about the link between happiness and success. While you may know about it already, getting the evidence may make you want to apply it to yourself too. Check it out!
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    Negative attitude is a curse. I had some ups and downs in my life and I am yet to come out from that curse. I feel like very depressed sometimes and can't come put from that.
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  • Profile picture of the author surferchris
    Great post. Sometimes we let negativity take over. What we fail to realize it that negative people just attract negative things in their lives. No one likes to be around a negative person. Stay positive, and the good things that will come your way are endless.
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