It’s no ‘secret’ how “thoughts become things” and positive or negative attitudes create positive or negative outcomes. New Thought philosophy calls this the “Law of Attraction,” science calls it self-fulfilling prophecy; a feedback loop between belief and behavior.
Just like we can affect our own health and experiences, people around us can affect the same things… Studies show having negative people around you is bad for your health and intelligence, and can hold you back from achieving your full potential. Fortunately, the reverse is true of positive people and those who motivate and inspire us.
People and energy are contagious, so make that a good thing. Choose your company wisely, and be the kind of person you’d want to be around.
Author Shawn Doyle wrote, “I guarantee you that if you eliminate negative people from your life you will be more successful, far more productive and truly happy.” I couldn’t agree more.
It took me a long time to wake up and realize these things, but when I started being more positive and got rid of toxic influences, it wasn’t long before everything in my life changed for the better. 🚀
Sometimes we can’t see what’s in front of us when we’re standing so close to it — but with rain comes growth, and I like the view a lot more from up here…
— Adam Lonergan
“You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.”
“Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel — energies are contagious.”
— Rachel Wolchin
Originally published on AdLoFitness.com, June 2019.