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Don't Bring Negative to My Door!!!

Friday, February 05, 2010

I can honestly say that I have developed a much more positive, can-do attitude since joining SparkPeople. Learning to focus on the possibilities in every situation, instead of the problems is one of the things that appreciate most about this journey so far.

That change in thinking has also prompted me to change my environment... I find myself disassociating deom some people. They are the infamous toxic thinkers: the ones who always have an excuse for why they can't change, or a reason why the next person will be unsuccessful, or are just pessimistic about life in general.

On the flip side, letting those people go has left room for new ones! I've met (in person and virtually) some amazing new people in the past few months. People who've run marathon(s), completed triatholons and iron (wo)man competitions, and those who are training for those events. I have met people who have lost 20, 50, 100+ pounds, and those who've had the courage to start the process and keep going even when the going gets tough.

Because of the amazing new people that I've met (many of them right here on SparkPeople) I feel like I can do anything successfully! So to all those toxic people who I haven't "met", do me a favor and don't bring negativity to my door... I'm much too busy achieving my possibilities.
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TEXASFRIENDLY66 2/27/2010 10:38PM

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SKAINZ72 2/15/2010 8:46AM

    Thanks for the reminder about "clearing" out relationships with toxic people. I am a student of Feng Shui and one of the main principles is to do space clearing. I have applied this to my home (working on my office) and primary relationships. But I forget I have the choice for those that touch my world in other ways. Friends and co-workers can toss comments or attitudes that are as pessimistic, at best. You reminded me that by releasing them, I am making room for healthier relationships to come my way.

Wishing you all the best success in reaching your goals.

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ANDRAXIA 2/7/2010 11:10PM

    emoticon You're the kind of person I need in my life! To much toxicity is just...BAD!

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LAURAKINS 2/6/2010 9:44PM


I love positive thinking!

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SPARKROZ 2/6/2010 12:20PM

    emoticon blog!!! This is exactly how I'm feeling......I have a difficult time dealing with toxic people!!! Thank you for blogging this, I thought I was alone with feeling this way!!!

Wishing you the best with your healthy lifestyle!!!

Roz emoticon

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12SPOOKY 2/6/2010 11:55AM

    You've learned alot of valuable info along the way. Your positive attitude also influences how I look at things & people. Thank you!!

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MARDGY 2/6/2010 6:48AM

    Congratulations on revamping the new you. Out with the old and in with the new positive, fabulous you. Continue to strive for excellence. emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 2/5/2010 9:05PM

    Fantastic. You have said it perfectly, wise woman. Enjoy your new friends and your new joy-filled life. Amazing, huh?! Cheers.

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MSFEISTUS 2/5/2010 8:38PM

    Well put! I'm finding that the same thing is happening to me, since I've started making changes to my life... I just don't feel like I can be bothered with the passive-aggressive people who see what's wrong with their lives and expect it to change itself, or want other people to come and "save" them. Sure, we're all here to help each other out ... but you have to want to help YOURSELF before you can be in a place to help anyone else! :D Keep it goin', you're definitely headed in the right direction!!!

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    What a great blog-- so true that when we let go of negativity that positivity finds us!

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CWYNN01 2/5/2010 7:28PM

    emoticon Blog Diva!!1 This is soooo true, I have had to let go of some negative people in my life & I am okay with that b/c I am opening the door to bring new, positive people into my life!!

Have a great weekend!!

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BIXIE23 2/5/2010 7:25PM

    Good for you. It's hard sometimes to leave those toxic friendships behind, but remember, sometimes those people will come to the same realization later and come back into the light. As long as you try not to burn those bridges you still may be able to have a relationship with them later in life. Life's too short, though, to put up with the negativity and hatefulness that some people exude. Way to go for recognizing the need and doing something about it :)

On the flip side, I consider myself fortunate to call you a friend, both online and IRL now! Thanks for being one of those inspiring, positive people in my life!

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DAVISCHIC 2/5/2010 6:39PM

  So true, I whole heartedly agree with you!!

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NICKI2B 2/5/2010 6:30PM

    Well said!

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TREBLE02 2/5/2010 5:42PM

    WOOO HOOOO for amazing on spark and those who you knew before spark!!!

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KARENEJ 2/5/2010 5:25PM

    So true! My daughter said since going on Spark she is a nicer person. We also try to hang with the positive folks.

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CAROLYN1213 2/5/2010 4:58PM

    Amen! I say "if your not leading the way or willing to follow someone who is, get out my way 'cuz I'm on my way to being all I was created to be . . . Amazing".

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CARLAD22 2/5/2010 3:55PM

    I couldn't have said it better myself!!!!

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ALASKAAMBER 2/5/2010 3:50PM

  My favorite quote: "Those who think it is impossible should not interrupt those who are doing it."

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CALDEROB 2/5/2010 3:45PM

    You go girl! Great way to think!

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