We all know them, and may even consider some of them our friends. We have some in our families, on our jobs and we encounter these type of people in our daily lives – Negative Nellies! Negative Nellies seem to embody negativity. No matter what you say positive, they will counter with something negative.
I had a conversation with my niece yesterday, and she was excited about applying for a job in a different career field. This particular position offers more money and will require working some hours she has not previously worked. She shared her excitement with two of her friends, and her friends had only negative comments to share. The friends didn’t share anything positive or even attempt to encourage her in her quest for a different career path. She contacted me and I encouraged her.
If we are not careful Negative Nellies can drain all of our positivity, and cause us to question our choices. Eventually, we could become a member of the Negative Nelly group. What can we do to rid ourselves of Negative Nellies?
- Confront negativity – be willing to have a constructive conversation with the Negative Nellies in your life that will hopefully lead to a positive change in their negative talk.
- Use affirmations and positive quotes to assist in maintaining your positivity.
- Be willing to make the difficult decision to remove Negative Nellies from your circle.
Are you ready to remove the Negative Nellies from your life? It won’t be easy, but I believe you can do it!