“You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.” — Unknown
If you’ve followed my “Shrink Rap” column over the years you’ve read about the importance of those whom you surround yourself with. And if you subscribe to the Law of Attraction, then you know that like attracts like.
So having a negative attitude about life will attract others with the same outlook. Having a positive attitude about life will, again, attract others with the same outlook. I believe it works in the other direction, too. If you consciously seek out people who put their energy toward experiencing success, happiness, enjoyment and kindness, then those same qualities in you have an environment in which to safely emerge and thrive.
Rather than spiral downward with negative folks, why not spiral upward in the company of positive folks? Put your time, energy and attention toward making this shift, and observe the choices you begin to make, the relationships you begin to develop…watch what becomes of your life.