When you do something different, something great, something positive, something that you think will get you to the place you want to be and make you the person you want to become, there will always be resistance. There will be people who don’t like what you’re doing or won’t agree with what you’re doing. When that happens, always keep in mind that this usually has more to do with their own insecurities and their own issues than it does with you.
Do not let their negativity stand in the way of your pursuit of productivity, development, greatness or happiness. Let them say harsh words. Ignore them and press on. You do not have time to acknowledge the meaningless banter of the close minded and negative people out there.
Now, it’s easy to say just ignore it, but you must find a way to block it out because you are on a mission.
Drown out the negative with the positive. Surround yourself with like-minded people, positive people who are going to pull you up rather than hold you down. Surround yourself with so much positivity that it’s damn near impossible to acknowledge any negativity whatsoever. Positivity comes in many forms. Music, videos, books, audio books, mentors, friends and family.
The tricky thing is that some of this negativity may come from people that are closest to you. It could be your best friend, a family member, your spouse. Yet you must not give in.
So, one way to start is to scrub the core group of friends, family, peers, co-workers, etc., that you are around each day. Have you ever heard the saying, you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with? This says that if the five people you are giving your time most too are out of shape, negative, victim minded people, then the chances are extremely high that you will be just like them. It is not an easy task to remove people from your life or minimize your time with them, but it must be done.
What if everyone around you on a daily basis are that type of negative person? Well, you can turn to books. There are plenty of reading lists out there that can get you moving in the right direction. There are plenty of podcasts that you can listen to as well. Limit your time with negative people as much as possible and start investing your time in the positive things and positive people in the world. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people as well. You’ll be surprised how many people are willing to reach back to help.
Be faithful and firm in your pursuit. Be relentless. The negativity you come across are nothing more than speed bumps. You’ll get past them. If your pursuit is like a jacked up 4 x 4 then you won’t even notice them. You don’t have time to dwell on the negativity. You don’t have time to acknowledge it. You know it’s there, but you must rise and stay above it. The world is waiting for your greatness.
Continue your pursuit and stay positive.
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