Today I’m sharing my tips on staying positive, even when everyone else is negative.
Growing up I wasn’t raised in the most positive environment. Everybody around me was fighting for something. My parents, my grandparents, my teachers, even my little buddies at kinder garden and later school.
Somehow though I always remained calm and had peace in my heart that everything was going to be good. I think it came from spending a lot of time in nature and knowing good things will happen, even if they’re not good right now. I knew that every moment is temporary, even as a kid.
You don’t have to be happy all the time to be positive
Being positive doesn’t mean you need to always be happy and smiling and nice. In this scenario you’re not positive, you’re fake even to yourself. And you’re probably ignoring something that you shouldn’t.
Being positive means knowing that you can handle whatever comes your way. It means taking action on the things you want to do and knowing that they’ll happen. But also having an adequate reaction to what is happening to you. Being positive does not mean letting people walk all over you. So when somebody does you wrong you don’t just stay there, smile and be positive. You fight for your rights (to paaaarty). For justice. Only in a more calm and diplomatic way, because you know you’re going to get what you want and what you deserve.
Being positive means knowing that you can handle whatever comes your way. It means taking action on the things you want to do and knowing good things are going to happen. On the other hand it also means having an adequate reaction to what is happening to you. Being positive does not mean you let people walk all over you.
Staying positive and not letting others eliminate who you really are and what you believe is possible, takes a lot of mental effort sometimes. But it’s on us to do. It’s not something either one of us should ignore and just let go.
Here are my tips on staying positive when you’re surrounded by negative people.