Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. – Thomas Edison
I’ve got to be honest, there are times I have the impulsive thought to simply throw in the towel. There are times we spend hours communicating and sharing information, and then we find people haven’t bothered to read their newsletter, email, or web post. There are times the negativity on social media serves as an energy vampire and simply sucks the life out of me. There are times that unhappy people create such noise (even though I know they are the minority) that it is challenging to stay on our path.
It is in these time that I refocus on my purpose; it is in these times that I turn to those on our team for strength and focus. Living a discipline life . . . a life with purpose . . . with intentionality and optimism requires me to step up. I know that positive, optimistic people are always more successful than negative, pessimistic people. I know that any group is energized by optimists and pulled down by pessimists.
You, like me, have a choice. You, like me, are challenged every day to stay on our path. We are all faced with negativity and energy vampires. There are times the easy option is to simply give up, to walk away, and to let the negative people have the last word. This would expose our greatest weakness. Commit to be a champion for optimism; commit to having your positive voice lead the way on the path to success.