• May 23, 2024

How to Stop Negative People from Bringing You Down

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How to Stop Negative People from Bringing You Down

Written by Heather Richards

It’s hard to stay positive, especially if you have negative people in your life who want to bring you down. Whether they do it on purpose or not, many people focus on the negative aspects of life and in the process discourage others from following their dreams and goals. If you’re tired of allowing these people to bring you down, it’s time to do something about it. Inspired by the writings of Dr. Eric Amidi, here is one way you can stop negative people from bringing you down:

Ask the right question. According to Dr. Eric Amidi, people who are pessimists often focus on the perceived problems instead of the solutions. A simple but effective way to combat their negativity is to ask them a certain question: “What would you recommend we should do to solve the problem?” This one question will change the direction of the conversation from the negative to the positive; from focusing on the problem to the solution. It even encourages teamwork and allows both parties to work together to come up with a solution to the problem. It might even make the negative person realize that the perceived problem might not be a realistic threat.

So the next time someone negative tries to bring you down, ask the question mentioned above. However, Dr. Eric Amidi reminds readers that there is right and wrong way to ask this question. When you ask, make sure that you ask it without an attitude. Be genuine, kind, and ready to hear the answer.