Are We Being Negative?Are We Being Negative? https://c-suitenetwork.com/advisors/wp-content/themes/csadvisore/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Michelle Nasser https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/222e58261f63ecfb9ac0af984686714a?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Negativity. It is emotionally draining. We are bombarded with negative messages all day long. I was on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook over the weekend and I had to log out after only a few minutes on each platform.
There were so many quotes that start with “don’t”. So many opinions about things that quite frankly, are immaterial, or opinions about things that really did not happen.
We have become so accustomed to just putting it out there, everywhere. Sometimes we need to ask ourselves, “are we being negative?”
- Instead of being sarcastic be kind.
- Instead of being rude be respectful.
- Instead of lying be honest or silent.
- Instead of self-righteous be understanding.
- Instead of judgmental be forgiving.
- Instead of fearful be hopeful.
Emotions are contagious. How we think and feel affects those around us. Be positive. The power of positive thinking is amazing!
Think of best-case scenarios and work towards those goals. Greet people with a smile and say “hello!” Let someone else have that parking spot. Take a deep breath and practice patience. Share a laugh. Say, “sorry”. Ask for help. Do your best.
Have a wonderful day!
Michelle Nasser, Executive Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author
Teaching you how to make the best decisions for your organization.