It took me decades to realize this sentiment. I know so many people who live their lives always down and feeling like victims.
I’m not saying bad things don’t happen to people. When they do, you are throughly entitled to feel miserable and defeated. I am referring to those people who aren’t positive. The ones who always see the bad side, or the proverbial glass-half-empty. I was one of those people.
In my 20s, if I was having a bad day, everyone knew it. And, that day never got better, it always got worse. I drove people away with the frown on my face or the negativity I spoke. It took me a long time to realize what that frown or my actions meant to those around me. Let’s just say I wasn’t oozing positivity.
So, if you are frustrated with people around you, consider how you feel inside, then consider the persona you project. Positivity breads positivity. And the converse is true. You reap what you sew.