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How To Rise Above Narrow Minded Pettiness & Negativity

Updated: Dec 26, 2019

As you grow, your experience only becomes richer and deeper in knowing that there are all kinds of people in the world. As a business owner, it is inevitable to meet a variety of individuals from different backgrounds, cultures and experiences. Some will support you, some will despise you and some will be neutral towards your success.

Bottom line : you have one person to prove, Yourself.

But because we are in a people centric environment, there is a possibility of being sucked into a funnel of negativity and pettiness, and that's what I want to talk about here as it is so common to think and feel negative at times which often leads to anxiety and thus tampers with your success strategy in everything that you do.

There is a constant need to rise above narrow minded pettiness and liberating yourself with positivity and confidence building, that doesn't stop you from doing anything that benefits your business.

Personally, in my journey, I have experienced a million bouts of pettiness where in people would say something good in front, and then talk something else behind your back or I just have days of emptiness in me where in I can't even think straight about what I am doing. Earlier, these things effected me a lot but then, while you gain experience you are forced to rise above all of it and move on. That's life right?

So keeping that in mind, I have listed four tried and tested ways of rising above narrow minded pettiness, that have worked wonders for me. Give them a try and let me know what you think :

1. Learn to say "No". If it doesn't relate to you, don't do it. If you are doing something that drains you, it only works against your vibe and that compromises on your performance.

2. Focus on a challenging goal. We have many mini goals and a few challenging ones. Pick one challenging goal and consciously visualise it every single day for about 10 mins. This helps you focus on what you are here for and not on the petty talks that you hear around you. This also helps in achieving the mini goals on the way.

3. Nurture your "growth mindset". There is one positive thing in dealing with negative people - you grow - in your thinking, creativity and experience. Switch your mindset from being a "victim" to being a "benefiter" and see how much you end up learning from the people who try to drain you out.

Oh yes, this has made me just love myself more I guess! 😁

4. Develop an untouchable status in your industry. There comes a time in your journey when you feel that you do not need to prove to anyone that you are good at what you do. All you have to do is build your status as an expert in the industry through focusing on knowledge advancements and following certain strategies that work in favour of your business.

The secret is, your version of success completely depends on how you see things around you. It also depends on how you want to seen. It is time to rise above petty thoughts and petty people!

It is the petty thoughts that will eventually push you beyond your boundaries and make you think like a successful business owner.

It is not easy, but it is definitely not impossible.

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