Once you’ve broken the negativity habit and replaced it with positive and
encouraging behavior, it becomes normal. You may have never realized how
much negativity was impacting you until you felt the absence of the stress that
comes with it. Before long, you’re going to want everyone to experience the
power of positivity!
The best thing you can do to win friends and influence others is continuing to be
positive… especially with negative people.
Being positive in front of negative people can help them see there is more to a
situation than they may realize. You may recall what it was like to act negatively
and know that sometimes people have blinders to what is positive. Your positive
behavior might help them see things through your lens.
Being positive in the face of negativity can help others.
✓Stop assuming the worst
✓Stop negative forecasting
✓Stop blurting out hurtful things
One person can disrupt the flow- Sure, there may be negativity in the midst but
one positive person who is mature and confident can disrupt the flow of negativity
and help override a negative person. Simply state the positive things out loud
and encourage the group to focus on what’s right rather than what’s wrong.
Look for blue skies- Negative people predict negative things. Negative
forecasting puts a damper on things before they have a chance to materialize. It
can get people riled up when there may be nothing to be concerned about.
Worrying or predicting a bad outcome does no good. Look for blue skies. Think
about what can go right and override negative forecasting with positive outlooks.
Better to be silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt-
Abe Lincoln knew what he was saying when he made this famous quote.
Speaking ill over a person or a situation is never going to help. Being a positive
influence can curb negative talk. Your encouraging words can prevent someone
from speaking poorly about a situation or a person. Your positive words can help
give a better view to a situation, which can influence negative people to be more
Being positive can affect negative people in a powerful way. Your positivity can
help others learn to see things in a new way and help them grow into more
positive people too. Model your positivity and help influence others at the same