Are the people you associate with in life helping you progress or are they holding you back? One of the biggest fears I hear from people is about the negative influences in life.
What if you want to start a network marketing business to make extra money and the people in your life continuously tell you that it will never work? Or maybe they say that you will never succeed with MLM or that you don’t have what it takes.
Believe me, I hear this all the time.
When you are surrounded with negative influences that try to stop you from whatever you want to accomplish, it can put a damper on your motivation to move forward.
I remember many years ago I decided to go back to school to get my Bachelor’s Degree. I had two small children and a husband. He continually told me I was not capable of achieving it.
Well, I didn’t let obstacles get in the way. I earned my Bachelor’s degree as a single mom thereafter. The best decision for me was to remove him from my life because the negativity didn’t stop there.
Perhaps you have family, friends or acquaintances that have a negative impact. Whoever they are, they can get inside your head if you don’t do something about it.
In this post I have three tips to help you overcome negative influences in your life.
1 – Personal Development to Overcome Negative Influences
To overcome negative influences, you must focus on the things that will help you move forward with positivity. Spend time every day on personal development. That means:
Personal development will help you to enrich your life and make yourself a better, more well-rounded individual. It will also help you handle all that life throws at you including negativity, so you won’t be influenced by it. Learn more about a personal development plan here.
2 – Surround Yourself with Positive People
Jim Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
He was so right. I remember when I was employed by a company and had no control over the people I spent the most time with. By the end of each day, I felt beaten down and in a negative frame of mind. It was difficult to keep positive amid the negativity of my co-workers, day-in and day-out.
I sought out groups of people both online and offline to mastermind with in an effort to offset my daily experience. I got an accountability partner and we would talk for 5 or 10 minutes a day to lift each other up and help each other move forward.
Finding like-minded positive people to hang around with is the best medicine to overcome negative influences in your life.
Eventually I left my full-time job to pursue my home business. I am happy to report that is was the best decision I ever made. Now I only surround myself with positive influences and get to choose who I work with.
3 – Take Responsibility to Overcome Negative Influences
Taking responsibility is an important step to overcome negative influences in life. Too often people tell me they failed because of these other people in their life or they read about the high failure rate in MLM.
Really, are you going to blame your lack of moving forward on other people or negative information?
There is always a way to make something happen in your life. You get to choose whether you do that or not.
What will you choose?
Overcoming negative influences in life takes work and determination. You can always sit back and let other control your path, but I promise you won’t get far in accomplishing your own goals.
Take responsibility, work on your personal development and start surrounding yourself with positive minded people that lift you up instead of drag you down.
I hope this post helps you in some way to overcome negative influences.