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Positive is productive

We have all heard the phrase, "Misery loves company." We don't realize it but we are surrounded by negative people all the time on our jobs, at school, and even virtually. The best way to get in the company of miserable people is to complain.

Life is challenging, it comes with ups, downs, twists and turns. It's a rollercoaster ride we can't get off of. It doesn't care how hard you work or how good your heart is, it just keeps going up, down, twisting and turning. We find ourselves angry, stressed or even depressed when we get knocked down or miss the mark.

But that's not what hard times are for. We get knocked down so we learn determination to get back up. You miss the mark so you learn to persevere and never get up.

Entrepreneurship is one hell of a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Lack of support and financial risk are two of many challenges that can plummet our emotions into a pit of negativity. In this condition, we complain, sulk and forget to count our blessings. It's a blessing to be brave enough to start a business. If you persevere, you are blessed to get your first sale.

Complaining never solves problems, it spreads the negativity onto others and attracts miserable people. Miserable people are like dark clouds and they keep you in a storm. That, my friend, is not good for business or mental health. If you feel the need to get something off your chest, (we all do now and then) refrain from posting on social media or complaining to someone going through their own problems. Misery is rooted there like poison ivy, highly contagious, and likely to make you feel worse. So when life challenges you, count your blessings and turn to people who are strong enough to lift you up when you are down.

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