I am tired of people telling me – “I really have tried work with my boss, or my colleague. They just don’t get it.” Actually, what I’ve learned is most people don’t get it. They are never going to have a chance at success unless self-awareness it the center focus of their personal development. Here is an old post but a good one: http://www.how2dealwithdifficultpeople.com/
1. Toxic and difficult people don’t like being around positive people, because they positive people have tools to manage their ugly behavior. Negative people don’t. Remember that a positive attitude won’t solve everything, but it will tick off enough people to make it worth the effort.
2. What gives you a bad attitude? Create an awareness of what the spikes are. I have previously suggested to keep a success journal to record positive events. Perhaps you should make notes of when you are pushed over the edge and see if there is a common trend. The real key? Pay attention! Is it politics? Or a particular candidate? Or the news? Only you can figure out the hot buttons and deal with the bad attitude head on.
3. Stop buying into negative people’s grief and complaining. That is their goal!! Start changing your focus today, and you will be amazed how your attitude will be adjusted. You then become the role model for everyone in your life. And keep it up. Don’t waiver because it is just what the people with bad attitudes want! Here is a tip: read Larry Winget’s best selling book Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get a Life.
What do you think? Would love to hear your comments on this.