“You are stupid,” someone said to my client. The next thing I know, this person is in my office telling me all about this seemingly innocent remark, ruining their mood, day, and productivity, all of which was hard to cultivate and keep.
Actually, this casual negativity wasn’t even done directly at my client, but at someone they know, which still made my client question everything we worked on in previous sessions.
I mean, the person who said this was a close person to my client, a person who they trust and keep in high regard. The person to whom this comment was directed was equally as important to my client, which is why it was so upsetting.
I called it “casual negativity” since the person who said it never had an interest in upsetting my client and anyone else for that matter. Actually, they were just venting out the negativity they got from someone else saying something negative.
This just proves something that I have been saying for years: avoid all negativity at all costs. After all, negativity just leads to more negativity, to loss of productivity, well-being, and human potential.
Simply, we were never designed to be negative for extended periods of time, even if there are plenty of people who are negative all the time. Instead, we perform the best in virtually all tasks when we are positive, which is why it is imperative to be as happy as possible all the time.
And so, don’t take casual negativity lightly, and if you find yourself to be negative today, I highly recommend you to cultivate a healthy way of addressing this negativity, as your well-being, and that of people around you will depend on it.