Maintaining a positive outlook is constant advice you will hear if you wish to move ahead in life. However, with various factors and situations that can dampen your spirit, it would not be long before you realize that making the decision to stay positive is the easy part. Everywhere you go, there is a chance to come across people who will laugh at your ideas, question your worth, and even belittle your achievements.
In most cases, the best solution is to simply avoid them. But what if they are people you have to deal with on a daily basis? It may not be viable to simply run away from them but there are surely ways to send the negative vibes away. Here are some of them:
Shift your perspective.
A boss or a co-worker who is constantly lashing out at you may make you wonder about your own misgivings. But if their irate behavior continues despite your efforts to get along, you can stop thinking that there is something wrong with you. Most likely, their unpleasant attitude is a reflection of their frustration about themselves. Thus, instead of feeling down, show them compassion and offer help when you can.
When trying to make a good impression, it is hard not to feel affected by what others think of you. However, one thing that can make you feel less worried about other’s opinions is having a healthy sense of self. It means truly knowing oneself so you can understand and explain your actions to anyone. By being self-aware, the words of others get less weight.
Dismiss their opinions.
It may be difficult to avoid them if you are obliged to see them on a regular basis, but you can always ignore them. You can do this by not taking any of their remarks personally. After all, their words and actions would only matter if you allow them to affect you.
Keep moving forward.
Bad people can do two things; crush your confidence or inspire you to greatness. If you want to win over people who are determined to dim your light, you have to make the right choice. Instead of giving them power over you, just focus on improving yourself. In time, you may just excel in what you do and they will get tired of picking on you.
Keeping a sunny disposition would be a piece of cake if you are surrounded by people who lift your spirits up. However, to experience holistic growth, you have to learn how to remain cheerful when dealing with all kinds of people, even the unpleasant ones.