I’ve noticed in a lot of the communities I’m a part of that there’s a pretty negative trend going on lately, and I want to talk about it. Frankly, it’s probably been going on for years all over, but I never paid attention because I was actually involved in the negativity. I think the only reason I’ve started to catch on is that the positive mindset I’ve been working hard to manifest doesn’t leave a lot of room (or tolerance) for junk attitudes.
And by junk attitudes, I mean, people delighting in tearing each other down.[clickToTweet tweet=”The positive mindset I’ve been working hard to manifest doesn’t leave a lot of room for junk.” quote=”The positive mindset I’ve been working hard to manifest doesn’t leave a lot of room for junk.”]
If you’re in any sort of facebook (or otherwise) community, especially ones meant for people in the creative field, y’all know exactly what I’m referring to: the people sharing screenshots with the intent of mocking others as a hive, like the blogging “newbie” asking a “dumb question”, or the girl next door who decided she wanted to try her hand at photography instead of dropping a couple hundred on a session.
Rather than be worried about someone invading your niche, or being a detriment to the money you might make, we need to start taking this negativity as a learning experience and reflect. Do I need to evolve? Learn how to use social media better? Network to my ideal client properly? Stop putting negativity into a space where positive action can fit.
(Heck, don’t think if you’re not a “creative” I’m not talking to you. How many screenshots do you have saved in your phone right now because you wanted to poke fun? Yea, y’all know what I’m talking about.)
You will never regret putting effort into your own craft.
For a moment, think about how much time you’ve cumulatively wasted on negatively mocking or worrying about someone else. Now, imagine if you’d instead devoted all that time on yourself instead. Would you be pushing expert level at your current skills by now? Maybe not, but I bet you’d be way better than you currently are. Seriously, it is impossible for something to grow if it isn’t watered.
I touch on this at the end of my last post (in section 7), but people are so dang focused on others, that they lose themselves. Stay in your own lane, water your own garden, and eventually you’ll start propelling yourself forward in so much success you won’t have time to bring others down.[clickToTweet tweet=”It is impossible for something to grow if it isn’t watered.” quote=”It is impossible for something to grow if it isn’t watered.”]
[clickToTweet tweet=”You will never regret putting effort into your own craft.” quote=”You will never regret putting effort into your own craft.”]
(see related post: 7 tips for utilizing the Law of Attraction)
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