There are a million and one reasons why you should stay away from negative people. For one, it is hard to be grateful and happy when you are around them because they always see the bad side of things. Being with them is always stressful. They drain your energy. Negative people are also highly contagious. They influence your thoughts, behaviors and feelings. And worse, before you know it; you too have become a negative person.
Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.– Albert Einstein
It takes lots of courage to accept the fact that you need saving. The words ‘save me‘ are not something that are easily uttered by just anyone. However, it is just the first step.
The second step is equally important. It involves the people around you. The people and environment plays a crucial role in turning your life for the better.
Your Environment Matters
For example, you have been failing in your exams. And you have finally decided that enough is enough. But you have been hanging out with friends who would rather skip class than go to school. Your goal will be easier to achieve if you spend more time with people who actually study.
This is true with almost anything in life. You want to quit smoking? Then, stop spending time with people who smoke. Do you want to have good health? Then start hanging out with people who take care of their bodies.
To become a positive person, it is important to be wary of the people around you. What kind of people do you normally hang out with? Do they make you a better person? Do they lift you up or do they pull you down? You see, people have the tendency to become the average of the five people they spend the most time with. So if you want to become happy and successful in life; spend more time with happy, grateful and proactive persons.
Spend time with people who know how to use their days well. Just as iron sharpens iron, positive people will inspire you to be positive.-Rihanna
Update version. First published in Pinoy Smart Living on 01.16.2019.
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