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How to Counteract Negativity


1. Realize the truth. People are negative regardless of reality

I’ll never forget the moment that I realized this. I was a YouTube video of my favorite professional basketball player, Kyrie Irving. The video was one of his games that was very much so not his best. When I looked down at the comments, what did you think I saw. A ridiculous amount of comments like, “He sucks!”, “He’s a bum,” “Kyrie is trash.”

2. Surround Yourself With Positive People

Once you’ve realized that negative people are always going to be negative, you have to remove overly negative, degrading people from your life.

3. Don’t compare yourself with others

The sad truth is that negativity doesn’t always come from outside. Often it comes from within. We’ve all heard the line, “We’re our worst critic.” And it’s true. Often we’re the ones who put ourselves, our skills, our work down.

4. Just work hard

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These four things have helped me more than I can tell you to counteract negativity. It’s not easy, but if you do it, you’ll find yourself being much more positive and this, in turn, will help you to accomplish more. So remember…

  1. Surround yourself with positive people
  2. Don’t compare yourself with others
  3. And just work hard

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