A New Year, a New You: Ignore Negative Nay-Sayers, Pronto!

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Life is full of both positive and negative energies (people) and those energies can actually influence the decisions you make in your day-to-day lives. Did you know that  you are defined by the company you keep? Remember to choose your friends or even your acquaintances wisely.

All of has have had dreams that were easily squashed by well-meaning yet pessimistic souls. The strongest among-st us have learned to ignored the negativity (or cut the friendships) and go after those dreams with zeal, optimism, and confidence.

I know of a popular  celebrity eye-shade designer, magazine editor, and even comedians who ignored the nay-sayers and, quite literally, reached for the stars. Even in college, when I was editor-in-chief of my school paper, all of my editors had zero faith in me and by the end of the year, they regretted their own negativity. I learned back then to carry a smile amid-st diversity and to trust in my own abilities—and especially to ignore their own deficiencies.

Since this is a new year, remember to go after your dreams (by making systems) and to ignore people who tell you that you can’t achieve your goals. People who tell other people that they can’t do something are negative nay-sayers who can’t even reach for the stars themselves. They seek pleasure in putting people down and find joy in other people’s sorrows.

Surprisingly, negative influences often mask their ill-intentions with smiley faces and oft-times put others down in a chipper yet happy-go-lucky voice. Even trusted friends, family members and coworkers can fit this description to the t. As soon as you hear a negative sentiment masked in diabetes soaked sugar, remember to shrug it off, smile and stop sharing your dreams with these energy crushers.

In addendum, my favorite put down that most nay-sayers love to tell me is when “other people” are against something. Quite simply, this is a bullying tactic by one person to squash someone down to size. Don’t let these “other people” shrink you down to their size. Stand tall, trust the positive voice inside of you telling you that you can achieve anything and walk away. Let them ruin their own lives.

My gift to you, my cherished readers, is this advice. I know many of you who read this blog have dreams that deserved to be achieved. I want you all to accomplish what you set your mind too without any hassles from last year and to use 2014 as the building block to a better you. Carpe Diem!



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