Imagine that you woke up this morning to check your bank account. You look at your balance and you see that you now have $50,000. With a puzzled look on your face, you immediately think to yourself that there has to be catch. You see that there is a notification that hasn’t been read yet, so you click on it.
The notification states: Here is an additional $50,000 for you, all you have to do is remain positive for the rest of the day and the money will stay. You close your laptop and you say to yourself “this is a trick the bank is playing on me, I won’t fall for it.”
After a long day at work you come back home and sit on your sofa. You go to check your bank account and you see that the $50,000 is gone. You laugh and tell yourself that you knew it was a joke. You see that another notification is there so you click on it.
The notification states: Mr. XY here is a list of the reasons why the money was unable to stay in your bank account. 1) You told your best friend that he was not good enough to write a novel. 2) You encouraged your coworkers that your boss is out to get everyone, so you all should find new jobs. 3) You told your mother that she was to old to go back to school. At the end it says “Try to remain positive Mr. XY”
Immediately you sit back on your couch and realize that you have been negative all day. You also see that you’ve been this way for quite some time. At that moment you decide that you want to make a change, and that from this day forward you are going to remain positive.
Could you imagine if we lost money every time we we’re negative. Even if it isn’t money that we lose, opportunities can be lost because of negativity. If you get a promotion at work, don’t turn it down because it did not come with extra perks. You never know what type of networking connections can come from that position. If you’re an artist who has been working for years and finally gets invited to a small art show, don’t turn it down.
Negativity can be the leech that drains your ambitious nature. Try your hardest to not let negativity affect you. Remain positive as much as you can because negativity is costly.