Dealing with Negative People
By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success.
Last post we talked about habits, and which ones you may want to change, in order to change who you are. We also acknowledged that our habits come from the thoughts we give precedence to.
Which leads us to the real issue…
If we change our thoughts, it’s a whole lot easier to change our habits. If you don’t hang out in bars, you’re not so tempted to drink. If you hang out in bookstores, you’re tempted to read.
If you hang out in pizza parlors, you’re much more tempted to eat unhealthy. If you hang out in smoothie bars, you’re much more likely to eat well. If you spend five hours a day watching TV, you are dramatically more likely to be focusing on thoughts of lack and limitation. The places you reside and how you spend your time, go a long way toward determining your thoughts.
But not near as much as the people you hang around with…
Especially the ones you spend a lot of time with like your spouse, family, and co-workers. So what do you do when they are negative, and trying to bring you down? Please share any thoughts you have. And as food for thought, watch this Prosperity TV episode I did on the subject again: