How do you view negativity situations and adversity?
You know the world would be a pretty boring place if we all looked and acted the same. It would also be equally boring if we were all handed things without putting any effort into obtaining thing.
In the real world you and I both know that nothing is easy. Nothing is given to us for free either. You have to claw, fight, scrape, kick, and push your way to the life you want. From birth, we are surrounded by people who play a significant role in helping you realize and fulfill your dreams.
But you learn quickly in your interactions with other kids that negativity is part of the human makeup. That there will be many who don’t want you to succeed at an early age. And you have to quickly learn who has your best interests in mind all the time.
If that’s no one, that’s ok too. Because there are people out there rooting for you. You just haven’t met them yet. And something that you won’t believe, but negativity really is your friend. Now, I know you are sitting there wondering what the hell I am talking about. But hear me out.
Negativity can be used as fuel. Think about it. People who talk about other people are actually helping you. They are pointing out your so called flaws. They are allowing you to prioritize how you go about addressing these supposed flaws.
But remember that negativity is really masked insecurity. The other person is really insecure about themselves and try to project that on you. I say use that negative energy for the good. Use it as an ally in this instance to make yourself better. Here’s why.
They told you that you wouldn’t graduate school and have a better life. They told you didn’t have the experience to start your own business. They told you that if you started a blog no one would read it. They told you that no matter what you do, you will never amount to anything.
I don’t know about you, but that fires me up. Because I know that adversity is right behind negativity. They are best friends and come hand and hand. And I know that in the end both of them will make me a changed man after I am finished.
Look at adversity as really what it is: an opportunity to grow. And see negativity really as positivity. A chance for you to work through some tough times and show others and yourself that you have the grit to get through it all
See don’t look at the experience with negativity and adversity as being a bad one. The minute you do you have already lost. Plain and simple.
Look at it as a positive. They told you that you couldn’t do something and now you show them. Embrace adversity and negativity and allow them to be the fuel on your journey to greatness.
What has happened recently that you thought was negative, but could be the opposite?