Mondays With Mark : Attracting the Positive

Posted on 7/11/2016 by Mark Hutchinson, Partner at WEO Media
"Surround yourself with positive people and you'll be a positive person."
- Kellie Pickler

"I found that being with happy positive people annoys me."
- Karl Pilkington

Like attracts like and positive people attract other positive people. I love these two quotes. They make me smile.

Both authors are from the show biz industry and are quite definitive about their own truths. Can you relate to one or both of these statements?

Underneath these two seemingly contradictory points of view is a common dynamic that might not be apparent to the authors.

Plus attracts plus and minus attracts minus.

Much like a magnetic field, the feeling of positive and negative in people causes an attraction or repulsion with the people around you.

Kellie may believe that surrounding herself with positive people is what is happening, but in reality because she is a positive person, other positive people are attracted to her. The other reinforcing effect is that negative people get very annoyed with her and make for the hills in a heartbeat! So when Kellie looks around she says all of these positive people have made her positive too. However, Karl is still irritated by the supernaturally white and perky perfection of Kellie’s smile!

Do you find positive, happy people annoying? Do you find negative, down people tiresome? Recognizing those feelings will help you understand yourself.

After that, you have a choice to make. Choose wisely!

Have a great week!

- Mark
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