10 Differences Between Positive People And Negative People
As you know, it is a drastically different experience being around positive people versus negative ones. If you are striving to be more positive yourself, here are 10 ways you can do so:
1. “Failure is part of learning.”
Positive people view failure as an opportunity to learn and get better. Negative people are emotionally disabled by failure. They fail to understand that it’s part of the learning and growing process.
2. “I can do hard things.”
Positive people love to be challenged. They understand that there is no growth without struggle. Positive people embrace difficulty, and look for ways to overcome them. Negative people love the easy road. Because obstacles increase the likelihood of failure. To negative people, hard times don’t make you, they break you.
3. “I always give my best.”
Positive people focus on giving their best effort, regardless of the situation. The positive person strives to give their best ---even if it isn’t much. Negative people want things to come easy to them. If they have to try hard, they believe they just aren’t good at it and give up.
4. “What can I do better?”
Positive people embrace feedback. Because they are always striving to get better, they are open to learn anything that will enhance their skill set. Negative people get offended when they receive correction or feedback. Instead of seeing it as means to improve, they interpret feedback as a sign of their incompetence.
5. “I give power to what I focus on.”
Positive people focus on things they can control. Positive people believe that they give power to what they focus on. Negative people center their focus on things they can’t control.
6. “People can change.”
Positive people know that the only thing that doesn’t change is change. They believe that they can change, and that other people can change. Negative people believe that people are fixed; therefore, they don’t try to improve because they believe, “What’s the use?” Additionally, negative people don’t allow others to change. Once a negative person puts a label on something, it’s very difficult for them to see it in a different way.
7. “I still have a lot to learn.”
Positive people love to learn. They understand information evolves. Negative people believe they know it all, and are less likely to welcome new information. They care less about what’s right, and more about who’s right.
8. “I am my own worst enemy or best friend.”
Positive people have self talk. They are aware of the story they tell themselves, and don’t allow their own thoughts to discourage them. Additionally, they are realistic with their expectations. Positive people don’t feed themselves lies about their weaknessess. Instead, they tell themselves what they need to do to succeed. Negative people are their own worst enemy. They struggle to see the bright side of anything.
9、 “You’re so good!”
Positive people like to spread positivity. They pay close attention to when others do well. Negative people say, “Why would I compliment people for things they are supposed to do?” What they don’t understand is, it’s not about the compliment, and it’s about showing the other person that you notice them. A simple compliment can strengthen relationships and motivate the person to do even better. Positive people don’t underestimate the power of encouraging words.
10. “What is my body saying?”
Positive people carry themselves like champions. They are purposeful in the way they interact with people and their facial expressions show positivity. Negative people carry themselves small. They hang their heads, and look down. You would think they are sad, indifferent and not happy.