Written by Heather Richards

Are you determined to stay positive no matter what life throws your way? People who are optimistic tend to be happier, healthier, and more open to the bounty that life has to offer. While there are many reasons to stay positive, life doesn’t always give us the best environment to foster our positive attitudes.

Sometimes the people around us can bring negativity. The things they say or do can cause us to doubt our own dreams and desires. So how do you stop the pessimistic people in your life from poisoning your dreams? It might be easier than you think. Dr. Eric Amidi offers the following trick to help people combat negativity:

Do not fear negativity. According to Dr. Amidi, before you can stop negative people from bringing you down it’s important to stop fearing it. Dr. Eric Amidi says that the fear of negativity will actually attract more of it in your life. This is because your subconscious gets the message that you’re afraid of it and will see it as a threat or obstacle to getting what you want in life.

So how do you stop being afraid of negativity? By not fighting it. Instead, recognize it, neutralize it, and “turn it into positivity.” This means that it’s important to first detect the negative feelings or thoughts. Instead of denying them or trying to block them out of your mind, accept them for what they are. Next, get ready to bring positivity into your life. To learn more how you can prevent negativity from dampening your dreams, follow the writings of Dr. Eric Amidi.