Hey, All! GREAT question from Gregg this week who asked, “How is it possible to stay positive when so many of the people in my life keep bringing me down? What can I do about it and what would you tell me if you were my coach?”
My response …
“Well, Gregg, for one thing, I would tell you to think long and hard about the people who are in your life. If they’re continuously (and/or consistently) bringing you down, then why are they still a part of your life?
You’ve gotta learn to weed ’em out, as tough as it might be to do so … and that goes for folks who have been friends for years, those who are newer friends, someone you’re in relationship with, or even family members. At most, keep your distance and keep that ‘spiritual bubble’ around yourself when you’re in their presence to help you in protecting your positive, loving energy without allowing them to invade that space or energy with negativity.
Keep in mind, these people in your life ARE serving a purpose, that of which, at a bare minimum, is to remind you of what I’m about to tell you, and to push you to continue along your path of spiritual growth. Are they serving you beyond that purpose, tho? Ask yourself this, find and then face the answer, and take the appropriate action of either ‘weeding them out’ or giving them the chance to understand your feelings, at least, and then letting them make their own decisions as to what kind of energy they wish to project upon you at that point (in which case, you still have the right and responsibility to make choices of your own).
See, Gregg, here’s the bottom line(s) of what I’m saying …
The mindset you embrace is your choice, and no one else’s.
The energy you project is your choice, and no one else’s.
The attitude you reflect, the altitude you aspire to, the level of peace, well-being, and love you bask in is your choice, and no one else’s.
Choose wisely, from one moment to the next.
It’s really quite personal, while also affecting of those around you and those you are able to touch. Those who are in your life and do not recognize these facts, hold the same beliefs, take the same level of responsibility for the energies they project, reflect, share, etc are on a path of their own. Their path may not be anywhere near the type of path you’re on, but if they are having a negative impact on you, then you have the choice and the power to choose and change how they affect you. No one else is going to do it for you, my friend.
I hope this helps!”
And, I hope this helps at least one other person who reads this.
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To YOUR Success, In Peace: