said, George Bernard Shaw, and I agree.
Ever wanted to put your hand up but hesitated in the face of negativity? Ever watched while a single doom-monger, with a well-timed outburst, puts off a whole crowd who are working on a good idea?
You may have just encountered a pessimist. Pessimists will often sound like this: He tried whatever you are suggesting once (just once, mind!) and it didn’t work. She did something similar to what you are suggesting and it didn’t work. They know someone who tried something ……..
What to do? Here’s a simple 3-point plan:
Gather strength in numbers
Separate yourself from these negative people. You will never change them. They may be people who have always had trouble seeing the positive or they have had a past experience that has put them off.
Dismiss their discouraging remarks for what they are – usually an isolated or historical example not relevant to the plans in progress.
Gather strength in numbers if there are more of you with positive ideas on what CAN be done, stick together. Support each other.
What ever happens, don’t let a lone negative voice disrupt the way of progress and good ideas. If all else fails, quote George Bernard Shaw at them!
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