Walking into a doctor's office people are usually at ease when they spot the certification license on the wall qualifying the doctor to perform the work requested; this doesn't mean the doctor was an honor roll student, it means the doctor passed the exam. Yet within the same doctor's office a certified nurse who graduated at the top of their class doesn't receive the same amount of respect by patients as the doctor. Why? It's all about the title.
This scenario was not written to belittle or esteem either position but to give insight to how we treat others based on those titles. While many are fueled by their position in the workplace, no one can do it all on their own. It takes a team of leaders to build successful business, practice or firm and it takes more than a title to get there.
Have you ever been in a good mood and then it all just disintegrates at the expense of someone else? Yeah, I've been there too. It's as if you've suddenly realized the mistake you made of sharing a little happiness with the "Grouch" and you instantly feel compelled to just walk away. Of course the alternative is to return the grouchy response and let it ruin the rest of your once perfectly good day which usually happens because it's in our nature to respond defensively. We're no stranger to that old famous cliche, 'misery loves company' and this is prime example of it.
In this day and age of technology, we have access to a wide variety of communication which can lead to sudden tension and stress at a moment's notice. Negative energy can seep through unexpected phone call, email, text, news headline or even a friend's social media post. Admittedly I've had my fair share of social media foes and faux friends, yet I contemplated on my life goals and expectations for 2016, none of that negativity had a place in my life. It was vitally important that I remained focus and grounded on building healthier relationships and surrounding myself with like-minded people which is imperative for anyone who is pushing toward the mark of wealth and success. It goes beyond networking. In order to reach your greatest potential in life, you have to tear down walls and separate yourself from pessimists, naysayers and dream-killers. Those who see the world through small windows are like poisonous venom who spread negative energy that's known to instill fear and doubt for the dreamer.
Never confuse constructive criticism with negative feedback. There are those who care a great deal about our future endeavors; from time to time they may grace us with some words of encouragement that may not be exactly what we "want to hear" but we "need to hear". These are the people who have insight and wisdom that could very well help steer us toward the right direction and help us gain momentum for reaching our highest level of success.
In a nutshell it because of my faith I believe God strategically handpicked and placed the right people into my life; visionaries and goal-oriented people. I simply don't have any desire to be around individuals who choose to see the world through smeared, dirty lens. I've made a choice to rise above the ashes, eliminate my fears, overcome my preconceived notion of true happiness and venture out toward the world of possibility and prosperity. With a planet this size, surely there's room for more billionaires.
Learn to choose your words wisely, conquer the day with optimism and 'shush' the negativity surrounding you. Be the life=changing example for others to see.
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