“Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it’ll take their breath away.”
– Tony Gaskins, American life/relationships coach
Image from Flickr by GYLo.
I’ve been reading a book on leadership by Ari Weinzweig. The chapter I just finished was on the importance of energy management and how critical it is for both individuals’ and organizations’ productivity and success.
Negative people and the drama they create (or perpetuate) literally sucks the energy and life out of an organization. In the quote above, Gaskins is suggesting that by monitoring the amount of drama and negativity and boosting our positivity, we can extinguish their destructive forces.
How can you notice, eliminate or at least diminish the negative people in your world, to take away their breath and extinguish their destructive energy-draining capacities?
What optimistic and energy-boosting people and resources can you use to infuse your organization or community with the fun, engagement and productivity you desire?