One Important Tip To Immediately Become More Positive
Positivity is contagious. Actually, any emotion that we experience is contagious. Anger, sadness, motivation, happiness, all of them – contagious.
So what is the one thing that you can do to ensure more positivity in your life? What is the one tip that will help you to immediately become more positive, or immediately become more of any emotion that you wish to feel? It is to surround yourself with those in which whose actions you wish to reflect.
Reflect on your life for a moment. How are you feeling? Are you feeling sad? Are you feeling happy? Are you feeling unmotivated? Are you feeling courageous? Even take a moment to reflect on your success. Have you achieved your goals, or are you struggling to make any progress?
Immediately Become More Positive
Jim Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
So now, look at those five people. If you are stuck or feeling unmotivated, odds are they those five people are feeling that way too. If you are challenging yourself and constantly moving towards your goals, odds are those five individuals are doing so as well.
Tim Sanders says, “Your network is your net worth.”
Simply put, our behaviors and our actions are a direct correlation to those five individuals in whom we spend the most time with.
Digging deep into my life, I see this to be very true, especially when it comes to my family. My family consists of four highly motivated and hard-working individuals. When I am around them, I find this extra push of motivation to continue to work hard and follow my dreams. Plus, both of my sisters have their masters, and one has her PhD… what younger brother wants to allow his two sisters to win at anything? For me, it’s almost a game of trying to get on or even surpass their success.
At work, the opposite stands true. It is said on average that seven out of ten employees don’t like their job, and in the work environment, the ones who don’t enjoy their job are usually the boisterous ones. I have found myself going into work feeling motivated and excited only to leave feeling sluggish and as if I just wasted another day in this precious gift called life.
You Are Responsible For Your Life
Admittingly, though, I have allowed this to happen because I have chosen to spend my time with those individuals at work. Outside of work, they are some of the happiest and cheerful people that I have ever met. But at work, it’s almost as if a switch flips and they become a completely different person. And since I have chosen to spend my time with them, I am slowly becoming this way as well.
Lastly, look at peer pressure as an example. You probably didn’t get yourself into trouble as a kid or do stupid things on your own. You probably did them under the influence of a group of people, right? Again, that’s because you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
The point is, if you want to improve your life, if you want to find more success, or if you want to immediately become more positive, then you need to surround yourself with those who reflect the type of person in which you want to become.
You can truly achieve anything that you set your mind to, and the good news is that others can help you get to where you want to go, but not if they are not moving in the right direction. Stop holding yourself back by surrounding yourself with individuals who are not going to bring out the best in you, and instead, start surrounding yourself with those whose actions you wish to reflect the most – start surrounding yourself with more positive people. When you surround yourself with more positive people, you too will immediately become more positive as well.
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