Being Negative is Easy
Do you know why people are negative? Do you know why people are grumpy or why people have a bad attitude? Honestly, it’s easier to be upset than it is to be happy. But I'll get back to that point later.
A lot of really successful people live through complete chaos; a sort of controlled chaos. The idea that the more balls you can keep up in the air the more balls you are inevitably going to catch. This often creates a lot of overwhelming feelings. Getting through this is simply done by having a true positive mindset.
That sounds like total crap, but it’s really the truth.
Wake up smiling and saying READY. SET. GO. Make sure you surround yourself with other positive people. In times of complete overwhelming chaos, whether things are really, really, busy or things are incredibly slow and you’re trying to make things happen...the best thing to do is to sit down and write a list of pros and cons.
Pros on the lefts side, cons on the right.
Think about all the good things that have happened in the last year...even something like you just saw this new movie...it was really funny...that was a good day.
Boom, there you go.
That’s a good thing that happened. I promise you pros will always outweigh the cons. I promise you your brain is programmed to remember pleasure and not pain and that’s going to make you feel better when you see it.
So just take a moment, breathe, and if all else fails grow (or draw) a mustache on your face and go about your day as if it were completely normal.
The way I see it, there’s not time for anyone to have a negative attitude. Actually, you know when you can have a negative attitude? When you are diagnosed with something life-threatening. But even then, even in true life or death situations...the most successful people in the world put a positive spin on it.
There's a negative way to look at everything right? If I am sitting in a car with my head leaning on the window and I look out and there could be a dark brick wall. But I can also turn to look at the other side and it could be sunny, beautiful, and awesome.
I’m still in the same freaking car.
It just depends which window I choose to look at. Being happy takes a choice not to look out of the window right next to my face...it’s dark and stormy right here. But actually, moving over and saying, “You know what I am going to slide over and look out that window because that’s my choice and that’s a better view from me. “
That’s why you’re negative...because you’re lazy.