Negative influences and sarcasm are all around us these days. They can take us down and wash our dreams down the drain. In this positive life article, we are going to give you some great self-improvement tips to help you focus on the bright or positive sides of life.
Negative influences not only can destroy your self-image but also pull your self-esteem down into a danger zone – never to be back again.
Focusing on the positive sides can be hard at first since there are so many bad or negative influences around, but by following some simple guidelines you can overcome this and concentrate your mind on the positive things.
The secret of focusing on positivity is to avoid negativity. But what to avoid? Here are some tips to help you avoid those negative things that will drag you down.
Avoid Negative Work Environment
Beware of “dog eat dog” environment where everyone is just struggling to get ahead. This is where people are generally not appreciated and expected you to work like a dog. In this environment, no one will appreciate your contribution, even if you miss lunch and dinner to stay at work late at night. Unless you are very lucky that most of the time working very hard, without any help from others around you. This type of environmental ruin your self-esteem. Not only a healthy competition, at worst, is cruel and dangerous. If you find yourself in this environment, get out of there quick!
Stay away from Negative Peoples
Diggers, Losers, gossipers, whiners, traitors, snipers, people walking wounded, managers, Baggers, complainants, lighters, patronizers, suffers – whatever you want to call them, they all have the same thing in common – a strong desire to pull others down. Stay away from these people. You will get nothing out from these people except negativities. Deep down these people are very uncertain, sad and have very low self-esteem.
Do Not Live In The Past
We all carry “baggage” – past experiences that shape us into what we are today, but some people live in the past – they cannot forget their past experiences, something that hurts and it still hurts. Crying is good if you feel pain, but do not let the pain to dominate your life, if you do, your life will be transformed into never-ending fear and phobias. If something embarrassing happens or happened to you, find a way to mitigate the effects. Discuss this with a friend, family member or professional if necessary and move on. Do not let it continue to dominate your life and destroy your future. If you have bad experiences in the past, it does not mean that you are going to have bad experiences in your future. Your past life does not determine your future, it is what you do now that will determine your future.
I have shared with you some great tips on how to avoid negative influences and stay positive in life. Hope you find them useful. If you like this article, feel free to share it or republish it in your blog.