Conquering Self-Defeating Attitudes about: Skepticism
This is post number 5 and the halfway point of this all important series on simple ways to deal with self-defeating attitudes. The fifth counter-productive attitude is skepticism. Whether you’re a writer, an author or internet guru, this could still be you.
“When it comes to my internet goals and objectives…”
#5 – If someone else says something negative, I start to get skeptical
No matter what you do or where you go, there will always be naysayers; those who never have anything positive to say. If this an existing problem for you, then you may have to cut off some people from your life.
TIP: Hold on just a moment before you start thinking that I’m telling you to disown your mom, the kids and the dog. In no way am I suggesting that you cut your loved ones and those people who have your back out of your life. I am not even telling you to get rid of those one or two fake friends that may be orbiting in your circle (like it or not, we all have them).
I am however, making a statement of fact that: Even those who “mean well” can have a poisonous effect on your productivity. Only YOU can make the determination about who those individuals may be in your life and what you need to do about them. This is an area that requires a lot of thought and soul searching. I know because I’ve experienced it firsthand. I eventually put on my big girl panties and had to give some people the ax (figuratively speaking of course 🙂
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