I was reading an article in Forbes the other day – which I’ve linked to below – and it got me thinking. How much time, headspace and opportunity for business growth have we wasted – even just in the last month – by making a choice to allow negative people into our lives?
The article was nothing new. After all I’m more than aware of the bearing negative people can have on us; I even talk about it in Sort it Out! Nonetheless it acted as a good reminder.
Complacency Can Be Harmful
A few years ago I had a de-clutter and removed all negative influences from my life. It felt great. But as I was reading the Forbes article this week I wondered… had some negative people sneaked back in?
It made me realise that it requires an ongoing conscious effort to deflect these people. We shouldn’t ever become complacent about who we spend time with.
Get Their Cards Marked
Whilst reading the article, I giggled to myself – for every single one of the stereotyped list someone popped into my head. The gossip, the judge, the victim, the manipulator, the envious, the self-absorbed. And so it goes on.
How’s It Affecting Your Productivity?