The Toxicity of Negativity

It’s tough, I know. It’s not easy being an entrepreneur. Feeling bipolar is what some say. Indeed.

That’s why it’s important to shed the negativity in your life. You have enough stress as it is, why add more? By negativity, I mean habits, places and people.

Bad habits can range from decreasing your physical health – like smoking & eating fast food – to decreasing your emotional health – like procrastinating & avoiding tough decisions.

Negative places are those that aren’t conductive to a productive lifestyle. If you work best in a cafe, get out of your house. If you work best with other people around, find a coworking office.

Negative people may be tougher to shed, but is just as important, if not more so. Emotions are viral; they can be transferred from body to body. Being around people who are cynical, pessimistic, anxious, etc, can actually make you feel similarly.

As an entrepreneur, your path will include man dips and slumps. You really don’t need anything else to add to those downswings. Shedding them will feel dropping a massive weight off your shoulders. Try it, and you’ll start feeling more positive and productive almost immediately.

Author: Mike Lee

An idealistic realist, humanistic technologist & constant student.