Negativity is contagious. It’s easy for someone else’s negative thoughts to slowly creep over and start affecting you in a negative way.
But positivity is also contagious, so when someone is giving you a lot of negative energy, you have to fight back with positive energy. You can’t allow someone else’s negativity to become yours. Just because Negative Nick doesn’t think it’s a good idea for you to go after your dreams, that doesn’t mean you have to think it’s a bad idea too.
You have to be responsible for your own happiness and positivity. If we break down the word responsibility we get “response – ability”. Responsibility is simply your ability to respond.
You don’t have the power to choose what life throws at you, or what these negative people do and say to you, but, you do have the ability to choose how you respond and that’s what’s most important.
You can choose to respond in way that lets the negativity drains your positivity and makes you feel hopeless and frustrated, or you can choose to respond in way that makes you work even harder (at what you want) and focus even more on the positive aspects of the situation.
The dictionary defines responsibility as “the opportunity or ability to act independently and make decisions without authorisation”. That means you don’t need an ok from anyone else to act on something that you’re responsible for. So even when the negative people disagree with you, who cares?
It helps if you ask yourself,
“What can I do to reinforce my positive attitude?”
“What can I do to discredit their negative attitude and opinion?”
Your happiness depends more on your own attitude than any external factors. So don’t let the negative people of the world get you down