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The Importance Of Surrounding Yourself With Positive People

I was feeling a little lazy this morning.

Last night our friends took Cathy and me to my favorite Mexican Restaurant here in Denver – the Brewery Bar II – to celebrate my birthday. We had a great time, but this morning I was feeling a little heavy and sluggish as a result of all the good food.

Then I recorded an interview for my membership site with Michelle Mathison, CEO of See What Matters. You should check out her website, http://www.SeeWhatMatters.com.    Michelle has a sparkling personality and is enthusiastic about life. She is a positive person. I like to hang around with positive people.  You can learn more about my membership site at http://www.mycorporateclimb.com.

Tweet 49 in my career advice book, Success Tweets says, “Surround yourself with positive people. Hold them close. They will give you energy and help you create the success you want and deserve.”

You can download a free copy of Success Tweets at http://www.SuccessTweets.com.

Michelle is such a positive person that after our interview I felt energized, so I jumped on my bike and went for a great ride. Michelle’s positive nature got me out of a physical slump and moving. This is just one example of why you need to hang around with positive people.

Successful people surround themselves with positive people – people who are both positive by nature, and positive about their life and career success. Positive people are optimistic; and optimism is the first step in building your self-confidence and life and career success.

Positive people help you feel good about yourself, because they feel good about themselves – and life in general.

They help you build your self-esteem because they have a strong sense of self-esteem.  Positive people are there when you begin to doubt yourself.  They are not threatened by you or your success. They realize that self-esteem is not a fixed pie.  There is an unlimited amount of it to go around, so positive people are always giving it away. You can build your self-confidence and jumpstart your life and career success by spending your time with upbeat, positive people.

The people around you have an amazing impact on your view of life. When you surround yourself with negative or cynical people, you become negative and cynical.

On the other hand, when you surround yourself with positive, self-confident people, you become positive and self-confident.

The choice is yours. I choose to surround myself with positive people. Not only do they help my self-confidence, they are more fun to be around.

The point here is simple common sense. No one can go it alone. We all need positive people in our lives. Positive people are great. They feel good about themselves and life in general. They are enthusiastic – and their enthusiasm is contagious. When you surround yourself with positive people, you’ll become more positive and enthusiastic.  And, you’ll be on your way to creating the life and career success you want and deserve. Who are the most positive people you know? Get to know them better. Make it a point to spend more time with them.

Read more posts by Bud Bilanich, Ed.D., The Common Sense Guy, a career success coach, leadership consultant, motivational speaker, bestselling author and influential blogger for JenningsWire.