How to Remain Positive in a Negative World

by Blair Evan Ball on September 20, 2016



Have you ever been around negative people?

Do they make you feel better? or drag you down?

Success in life and business is a matter of never-ceasing application. You must forever work at it diligently in today’s business climate. Otherwise it takes wings and flies away.

At no time can you afford to rest on your laurels – He who rest of laurels get knocked on rear! If you pause too long for self-admiration, Competitors will come knocking and take your coveted place. Most would like nothing better than to push you out, especially if they feel you are vulnerable and are doing nothing to strengthen you position.

It has been said that man can bring into reality that which he/she focuses on, dreams upon, remains positive, persistent and takes action.

Most people fall by the wayside because they are never starting. Always planning, always making excuses, never knowing what direction to head. Or maybe they are always negative about themselves and new ideas.

Do you know someone like this?


The right mental attitude, keeping your eyes focused and fixed on what you want (Goal) attracts those things into your life.

Are you positive most of the time? Negative?

It is always important to remember that a negative person can raise havoc in an organization or a home. The same amour of damage can be done by a strong negative personality as good can be done by a positive personality.

When the two collide against one another, the negative frequently becomes the more powerful.

Maybe it’s time to reassess your attitude and change.

Maybe it’s time to move on.

An organization is only the extended shadow of the man or women who heads it up. We seldom realize how much our emotional persona affect others and how much we are affected by theirs.


Are you afraid to take on responsibilities, afraid to make decisions, afraid to step out alone? Afraid what others might think?

Most people are – that’s why there are so few leaders and so many followers. If you are confronted with a problem, the longer you put if off, the greater it becomes and the more fearful you become of your ability to solve it.

Learn to make decisions because in not deciding your fail to act, and in failing to act you invite FAILURE. Experience will soon teach you that once a decision is made, the problems and troubles begin to disappear. Even though the decision you make may not be the best one, the mere deciding gives you strength and raises your outlook.

The fear of doing the wrong thing invariably attracts the wrong thing.

So learn to be quick in making decisions and audacious in your actions.

Your Belief plays a major role in it’s outcome and success. So are your positive or negative?


“Habit my friend, is practice long pursued, that at last becomes the man himself.”

You are where you are and what you are because of yourself. Everything you are today, or ever will be in the future, is up to you. Your life today is the sum total result of your choices, decisions and actions up to this point. You can create your own future by changing your behaviors. You can make new choices and decisions that are more consistent with the person you want to be and the things you want to accomplish with your life.”

The only real limit on what you can be, do and have is the limit you place on your own imagination. You can take complete control of your destiny by taking complete control of your thoughts, words and actions from this day forward.

The Power of Habit

Perhaps the most important discovery in the fields of psychology and success is that fully 95% of everything that you think, feel, do and achieve is the result of habit. Beginning in childhood, you have developed a series of conditioned responses that lead you to react automatically and unthinkingly in almost every situation.
To put it simply, successful people have “success habits” and unsuccessful people do not.

Successful, happy, healthy, prosperous men and women easily, automatically and consistently do and say the right things in the right way at the right time. As a result, they accomplish ten and twenty times as much as average people who have not yet learned these habits and practiced these behaviors.


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One of the most important goals you must achieve to be happy and successful in life is the development of your own character.

  • You want to become an excellent person in every respect.
  • You want to become the kind of person that others look up to and admire.
  • You want to become a leader in your community, and a role model for personal excellence to all the people around you.

In each case, the decisive factors in the achievement of each of these goals that we all hold in common is the development of the specific habits that lead automatically and inevitably to the results that you want to achieve.

You Are in Complete Control

The fact is that good habits are hard to form, but easy to live with. Bad habits, on the other hand, are easy to form, but hard to live with.

In either case, you develop either good or bad habits as the result of your choices, decisions and behaviors.

Horace Mann said, “Habits are like a cable. We weave a strand of it every day and soon it cannot be broken.”


The great Law of Cause and Effect.

This is the foundation principle of western philosophy and of modern thought. It says that for every cause, there is an effect. Everything happens for a reason.

Nothing happens by accident.

This law says that, even if you do not know the reason why something happens, there is still a reason that explains it.

Here is one of the most important of all success principles: “If you do what other successful people do, you will eventually get the same results that they do. And if you don’t, you won’t.”

Nature is neutral. Nature does not favor one person over another.

When you do the things that other successful people do, over and over again, you will eventually get the same results that they do. It is not a matter of luck, or chance, or accident. It is a matter of law.


The Law of Belief.

This is the basic principle that underlies most religion, psychology, philosophy and metaphysics. The Law of Belief says that,

  • “Whatever you believe, with conviction, becomes your reality.”
  • William James of Harvard wrote, “Belief creates the actual fact.”


The fact is that, “You do not believe what you see, but rather, you see what you already believe.” Your deeply held beliefs form a screen of prejudices that distort your external reality and cause you to see things not the way they are, but the way you are.

The worst of all beliefs are self-limiting beliefs.

These are beliefs that you have developed through life, usually false, that cause you to believe that you are limited in some way. Your negative beliefs soon become habitual ways of thinking.

You may believe that you lack…

  • Intelligence
  • Creativity
  • Personality
  • The ability to speak publicly
  • The ability to earn a high income
  • The ability to lose weight
  • or the ability to achieve your goals.

As a result of your self-limiting beliefs, you continually “sell yourself short,” give up easily in the pursuit of a goal, and even worse, tell other people around you that you lack certain qualities or abilities. Your beliefs then become your realities. “You are not what you think you are, but what you think, you are.”

You begin this process by imagining that you have no limitations at all. When you develop your mind to the point where you absolutely believe that you can do anything you put your mind to, you will find away to make that belief a reality. As a result, your whole life will change.

You begin this process by imagining that you have no limitations at all. When you develop your mind to the point where you absolutely believe that you can do anything you put your mind to, you will find away to make that belief a reality. As a result, your whole life will change.


1. Identify a Habit that you want to change or replace, and write it down..
2. Write down as many why’s as you can for wanting to change or replace this habit.
3. Visualize how you would feel if you mastered this Good Habit.
4. Work on developing an Internal Locus of Control. You are in control, which will lead to greater success, and happiness.
5. Repeat daily I am responsible!
6. Develop a strong belief for change.”Whatever you believe, with conviction, becomes your reality.”


“As a man thinketh, in his heart (his beliefs), so is he.”

– James Allen

About Blair

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Blair Evan Ball is a Social Media Coach and founder of Prepare1, a company that works with businesses, individuals and non-profits. He is a former executive with a Fortune 50 company, and his national division did $1Billion+ in sales annually.

Blair has written three e-books: Facebook for Business Made Easy, Facebook Pages for Business Made Easy, and WordPress Blog Setup Made Easy.

Blair also educates, trains entrepreneurs and business professionals how to amplify their brand, increase revenues, and raise more funds.

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