Inspire Your People is a great website to help leaders inspire their staff. A recent article talked about 11 attitudes that can drag you down.

“Defeatist, cynical, vindictive, blaming, wishful, self-pity, worrisome, jealous, pre-argumentative, post-argumentative, procrastinatory.”

Wow, if we could eliminate these attitudes in our everyday life, how powerful that would be. Think how much time it would free up for positive actions and thoughts. As Earl Nightingale said “We become what we think about.”

Dwelling on negativity is so counter-productive to a positive outcome. So the next time someone reaches out with a negative thought, respond with “well let’s work through it.”