Two negatives make a bigger negative


henryford1896“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.” —Henry Ford

Negative people used to drive me crazy.  They’re  the ones who are always complaining about something, who poke holes at ideas without offering their own ideas, and who say it can’t be done.

I’m not sure people like this have any self awareness but I don’t care. They usually get in the way of forward momentum.

I once believed that I could turn negatives into positives by barreling ahead and showing the naysayers that IT CAN BE DONE. My FOF friend, Catherine del Spina, used to act the same way: “I would think, get out of my way or I’ll kill you,” she says (tongue-in-cheek) of the nothing-can-stop-me-attitude that helped make her successful.  I’d also debate and argue incessantly with negative people. Unfortunately, that only made me crazier since they never paid attention anyway or just became more combative.

I’ve learned to walk away from these people, or at least to keep my distance. It’s so much more rewarding and fun to hang around positive people. They’re stimulating, not enervating; they open their minds, eyes and ears to new ideas, and they love to share their brain power so the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

FOF women are the most positive people on the face of the earth. They didn’t get to be fabulous by accident.

One Response to “Two negatives make a bigger negative”

  1. Maureen@IslandRoar says:

    I agree. I say these people suck the life out of me. They Drain me. These last years I consciously spend as little time as possible around them.

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